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
An exploratory lap finds power that's immense but not quite savage. Cross encourages me to use the revs. Swinging it up through 5,500rpm in fourth, where the supercharger declutches and the turbo takes charge, there's no step in the delivery. But anyway, the rear e-motor alone makes more torque than the engine at its 6,600rpm peak value. Having verified how this feels for the sake of interest, there's no reason to drop below about 7,000 anyway, not once we're on the big track. By this time, the engine sounds wonderful and hair-raising, flying up beyond 10,000, then accepting each upshift with a bang in your back.