Top Gear drives the Jaguar C-X75
Before Jaguar put its 220mph, hybrid C-X75 hypercar on ice, TG got a drive…
Posted: 05 Aug 2013
I get a few demo laps around the snakier bits of Jaguar's Gaydon track in electric mode. The thrust is eager and true. Such is the rpm range of the car's special motors that it never needs to shift: the rear motor stays in second, and we're good for nearly 100mph. Because the front motor is at a fixed gear about equivalent to sixth in the rear, you have a significant natural torque bias to the rear, though vectoring (switched out at the moment because calibration continues) could alter that if needed. Anyway, there's loads of traction, even in the wet.