Close to 900 horsepower. Less CO2 emitted than a Prius. The sound of a Formula 1 car. And Jaguar will never build this car.
Autocar got the chance to drive one of the Jaguar C-X75 prototypes that were built by JLR. Originally slated to be powered by a novel turbine system, the powertrain was scrapped and replaced with a 1.6L twincharged 4-cylinder and a plug-in hybrid system. Acceleration was said to be in the sub-3 second 0-60 range while emitting just 95 grams of CO2 per km. In the face of the recession, Jaguar eventually balked at building a $1 million supercar, but it’s a tough pill to swallow knowing that this could have been a serious challenger to the LaFerrari and McLaren P1, as well as a great halo for Jag.