Oh. My. God. Look at it. Just look at it. Who knew that Jaguar could make something so incredible looking on the outside while making something that’s twice as exciting on the inside: a hybrid supercar with next-generation technology designed to affix your jaw to the floor. When automakers get together to celebrate an anniversary, they don’t muck about.
Meet the Jaguar C-X75 Concept. It’s a hybrid-supercar, which sounds a bit like the idea of getting Miranda Kerr naked only to realise she looks like your nanna underneath, but lo: the C-X75 will blind you with beautiful science.
To celebrate a big anniversary, Jaguar hand-picked some of its best engineers, along with engineers from the Williams F1 racing team (!!!) to build a car to a simple set of specifications: Jaguar wanted a car that was as fast as a Bugatti Veyron, as ecologically friendly as a Toyota Prius together with the battery life of a Holden Volt. Those are simple enough specifications to say, but actually getting it done is another story.
Miraculously, however, it now exists: an 800-bhp, track-eating monster with the looks of a Lamborghini, a 0-100mph (160km/h) speed of six seconds and a rev-range that might as well develop its own gravity field.
To achieve this legendary performance, Jaguar built a car with a 1.6-litre supercharged and turbocharged petrol engine, before bolting on two electric motors next to it, almost taking the concept of a Holden Volt to the absolute extreme. The effect is an engine that has an effective rev-range of over 10,000 RPM.
The video is drool-inducing: this is what is possible with the perfect marriage of science and motoring.
Now, of course, this is only a concept car right now, which means you probably can’t buy it unless your surname is Gates, Cook or Rinehart and have the bank balance to back it up, but Jaguar have said that this technology that makes the C-X75 so perfect can trickle down into future Jaguar cars that ordinary people can buy.
I’ll take five of those, please.