It’s hard to forget such a performance beauty..
Once upon a time, Jaguar unveiled a stunning supercar that cause the jaw of any who laid eyes on it to fall to the ground. After featuring in the James Bond movie Spectre, we never heard of it again.
That supercar in question is the Jaguar C-X75, a hybrid performance machine similar in vain to the McLaren P1, LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder. Its powertrain mates a Formula 1-inspired 1.6L dual-boosted (turbocharged and supercharged) four-cylinder engine to two electric motors and a 7-speed automated manual transmission, producing a combined output of 850 horsepower and 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft) of torque.
While a sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) from standstill in under three seconds, to 100 mph (160 km/h) in less than six seconds, and to a top speed of roughly 220 mph (354 km/h) puts it in great company, it’s how it manages to deliver these number with striking good-looks that has us enamored.
Even if reality suggests otherwise, Jaguar has always seen itself as a Porsche rival. It already has the Jaguar F-Type to take on the venerable 911, but what about 918 Spyder?
I wager that a production C-X75 that stays true to the concept will not only look notably better than the Porsche’s hypercar, but it should also be able to keep up with it on the track.
We haven’t forgotten about the C-X75, Jaguar. It’s about time you got a halo car befitting of a true Porsche competitor, so find a way to make it happen. C’mon, chop chop!