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
The engine sounds like a superbike's does at low revs: rattly, like it's ingested gravel, but eager on the exhaust. There's barely any flywheel effect, partly because it has no starter or alternator or aircon pump or power steering pump attached. This allows it to be razor-sharp on the throttle, but it also makes it a bit jangly around idle. Indeed, driving at the suburban speeds around the track access roads, it feels and sounds coarse, with gravel hitting the carbon-fibre tub and the sharp-edged engine and gearbox effects.