Jaguar doesn’t want to fall behind Porshe or Mercedes-Benz with their 918 Spyder hybrid or Mercedes-Benz SLS E-Cell. Jaguar is apparently acquiring the thought of a limited production variant of its Jaguar C-X75, which was presented at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.
According to Autoweek, Jaguar is talking over the likelihood of developing up to 2,000 models yearly of its Jaguar XJ220. Initially, anticipated production methods and costs have to be determined in relation to the number of Jaguar C-X75 will be produced. Subsequently, Jaguar will have to demonstrate if its futuristic mini gas-turbines is basically more cost-effective to produce than an internal combustion motor, and hat would take at least a couple of years.
Tony Harper, head of advanced powertrain development for Jaguar, says, “We’re talking two to three years for implementation of the gas-turbine technology, then another three to four years to integrate into a vehicle.”
If the calculated numbers look right to produce a limited production of the Jaguar C-X75, we could possibly begin seeing the turbine-powered supercar as early as 2012 or 2013. Here are few specs of the Jaguar C-X75:
- Four powerful 145kW (195bhp) electric motors – one for each wheel – produce 780bhp and an astonishing total torque output of 1600Nm (1180lb ft)
- Capable of reaching 330km/h (205mph), sprinting from 0-100km/h (62mph) in just 3.4 seconds and blistering acceleration from 80-145km/h (50-90mph) in just 2.3 seconds
- Two micro gas-turbines, spinning at 80,000 rpm, can generate enough electricity to extend the range to a remarkable 560 miles; and produce just 28 grams of CO2 per kilometre from the car’s plug-in charge capability
- A zero tailpipe emissions range of 110km (68 miles) while running solely on battery power