Jaguar C-X75 heads to production...Eventually

2010 Jaguar C-X75 High Resolution Exterior
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It seems that the feedback for the newJaguar C-X75 was pretty favorable and Jaguar intends to offer a production version for the recently unveiled 780 HP supercar. On top of making the decision to produce the electric car, Jaguar also stated they would be offering up 2000 units a year, a pretty high number in terms of anniversary vehicles (this is one of the vehicles Jaguar released for their 75th anniversary).

A waiting period will have to go into effect, however, because Jaguar is still testing the gas turbine engines that were found on the concept version. In total, customers will have to wait between five-seven years for Jaguar to test and produce these engines: "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," says Jag’s head of advanced powertrain Tony Harper. "The cost of developing the gas turbines for production could be in the C-X75’s favour, being significantly less than an equivalent IC engine, running into the “tens of millions”.

The C-X75 concept car featured two 96-horsepower micro gas turbines that force fuel into a plug-in li-ion battery back. Once all that is said on done, there are four electric motors, one for each wheel, that together deliver an outstanding 778 HP and 1600Nm (1180lb ft) of torque. Top speed is 205 mph.

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Source: Autocar

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