On Wednesday, Jaguar unveiled a gas-electric hybrid two-seat sports car concept C-X75, on the eve of the 2010 Paris auto show.The automaker says is capable of reaching a top speed of 205 miles per hour, and up to 68 miles of all-electric operation.
The gorgeous-looking C-X75 concept, so designated in honor of Jaguar’s 75th anniversary this year, “explores the outer limits of both performance and sustainability,” the company said in a news release.
Jaguar's C-X75 is powered by four 195-horsepower electric motors, one in each wheel and has an all-wheel drive system, with torque-vectoring controls to distribute power as needed to each wheel.
A “track” driving mode provides additional performance and power, Jaguar said, when supplemental power is needed directly to the wheel motors.
In addition to the 780 total horsepower provided by the wheel motors, the system also produces a reported 1,180 foot-pounds of torque.
The engine is gas turbine engine,center-mounted, 188-horsepower that can recharge the batteries and help extend the car’s range from 68 miles on all-electric power to a total of 560 miles, Jaguar said.