It’s already being described as the star of the Paris Motor Show, but the Jaguar C-X75 – a turbine-powered electric supercar concept with scarcely believable levels of technology and power – will be fighting for column inches with the astonishing Lamborghini Sesto Elemento.
However, the Jaguar has something of a performance advantage even if, currently, it’s a motor show flight of fancy. ‘Designed as a range-extended electric two-seater supercar, it explores the outer limits of both performance and sustainability,’ said Jaguar. We say it’s a clear indicator of how the supercar of 2020 will look.
The performance aspect is taken care of quite nicely by a 968bhp maximum power output, while the ability to go zero emissions in electric mode (for 68 miles) and recharge the batteries with efficient micro gas turbines caters for the sustainability aspect. Average CO2 emissions of 28g/km are also particularly startling.
That power figure is twinned with 1180lb ft of torque, and helps hustle the 1350kg C-X75 to 62mph in 3.4sec and to 100mph in a staggering 5.5sec, while the quarter-mile sprint is rattled off in 10.3sec. Top speed is 205mph.
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