Top Gear drives the Jaguar C-X75
Before Jaguar put its 220mph, hybrid C-X75 hypercar on ice, TG got a drive…
Posted: 29 Apr 2014
So they ended up with a 500bhp, four-cylinder, 1.6-litre engine. It's a blank-sheet job, not derived from a road or race unit. Up to 5,500rpm, it's supercharged. After that, it hands on to a turbo, which keeps going to the limit of 10,200rpm. That is not a misprint. Meanwhile, there are two electric motors: one at the rear feeding through the seven-speed gearbox, and another at the front. They make almost 200bhp each. And 300lb ft of torque. Again, that's per motor. This is a six-seconds-to-60mph car, even before the engine has started.