Top Gear drives the Jaguar C-X75
Jag's hybrid hypercar will star in the new Bond film. Here's what happened when we took it for a spin
Posted: 09 Feb 2015
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.