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
Having harnessed the grand prix team's aero expertise, the final car respects aerodynamics as any 220mph car must, both in terms of air going around it (for drag and downforce) and air going through it (for cooling). The aero guys were given almost no freedom by Ian Callum's team on the visible parts of the car - apart from that rear diffuser. But underneath, and around the engine bays and within the cooling pathways, they were allowed to fill their boots. Talking of boots, there isn't one. You want a shape this slinky and you want it to fit an engine, two electric motors, a battery, a fuel tank, 14 radiators, inboard bell-crank suspension, a habitable cockpit and a boot? Getouttahere. People with £750,000 cars can employ someone to go ahead with their personal effects.