We know that the Jaguar C-X75 supercar won’t make it to production. We’ve accepted the idea and we are no longer angry ay Jag for eliminating the possibility. The good news that we just heard about the concept’s F1-derived 500-horsepower 1.6-litre turbo engine possibly being used in a future production model certainly helped us get over our disappointment.
in an interview with PistonHeads, Cosworth’s principal engineer Andy Ball said that the company is preparing a four-cylinder engine for next year. Ball chose not to elaborate on his statement, but since Jaguar already used it in the C-X75, the big cat may be first in line to use it.
What he did said about the engine is that it will "have similar specific power as a Formula 1 engine of 300 horsepower per liter." Next, Cosworth will need to work on the road-going engine’s longevity a little bit, as F1 engines typically need routine rebuilds after just a few races. Ball said: "We’re very good at taking engines of the limit and knowing where that limit is."
It’s more telling that Cosworth’s announcement comes shortly after Jaguar’s global brand director, Adrian Hallmark said "With projects like C-X75 we are laying the foundations for the next generation of Jaguar innovations."
Click past the jump to read more about the Jaguar C-X75.
The C-X75 concept was powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbocharged and supercharged engine delivering 502 horsepower combined with two electric motors that added another 390 horsepower. This system delivered a total output of 850 horsepower and sprinted the C-X75 from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and up to a top speed of 205 mph.
The C-X75 could travel up to 68 miles on its battery pack alone, but once the turbines kick in the car can continue traveling for 560 miles.