Video: Stillborn Jaguar C-X75 Plug-In Supercar Gets A “First Drive”
JUN 25 2013 BY ELECTRICCARSTV
The Jaguar C-X75
is was a plug-in hybrid supercar in every sense of the word.
In the end, it was the supercar price that was its undoing, as the model’s production run was cancelled just over 6 months ago due to the Jag’s near $1 million pound ($1.55 million USD) estimated price-tag.
“We feel we could make the car work, but looking at the global austerity measures in place now, it seems the wrong time to launch an 800,000-pound to 1 million-pound supercar.” – Jag’s Global Brand Director Adrian Hallmark last Decemeber
But like the Audi R8 e-tron’s most recent “First Drive” by Autocar, the C-X75 gets the same treatment…a review of a car that could have been.
Specs on the Jaguar C-X75
- turbocharged 1.6-liter four cylinder engine and two electric motors
- 888 hp
- 738 lb-ft of torque
- 0-60 in 2.8 seconds
- 0-100 mph in 6.0 seconds
- top speed: 220+ mph.
- Electric-only range was claimed to be up to 60 miles (but ended up around 40)
- Fuel economy was claimed to be comparable to a compact hybrid sedan
As well as the video, check out Autocar’s written report on the test drive here.