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by Tim Beissmann

Jaguar C-X75

A behind-the-scenes video detailing the development of the Jaguar C-X75 has been released.

The film features interviews with the plug-in hybrid supercar’s lead program engineers who give fresh insights into the challenges of developing a vehicle with “the performance of a Veyron, the range of a Volt and the CO2 of a Prius“.

Jaguar and development partner Williams Advanced Engineering spent two years evolving the C-X75 from the original design study unveiled in 2010 to a fully working prototype.


The all-wheel-drive Jaguar C-X75 produces in excess of 634kW of power and 1000Nm of torque, combining one of the world’s highest specific power output engines – a 374kW 1.6-litre turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder petrol engine – with two 150kW electric motors.

Jaguar says the C-X75 can accelerate from 0-100mph (161km/h) in less than six seconds and has a theoretical top speed of 220mph (354km/h).

The Jaguar C-X75’s battery – the highest continuously rated plug-in hybrid electric vehicle battery pack in the world – allows it to operate in pure EV mode for up to 60km and emit less than 89 grams of CO2 in hybrid mode.

Jaguar C-X75

Although Jaguar last year decided not to take the C-X75 into full production, the iconic British sports car maker says the car is the ideal test-bed for its research into high-performance, low-emission powertrains and lightweight vehicle construction.

The company says the greatest achievements in the development of its C-X75 prototypes, including hybrid technologies, carbon composite materials and advanced design solutions, will find their way into future Jaguar and Land Rover products.