Friday, 29 October 2010
Jaguar C-X75 electric concept.
The exciting bit is all underneath though... With 4 electric motors (one for each wheel), lithium-ion batteries, and 2 micro gas turbines which I shall come onto later. So, it gives 780bhp, and 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds and 205mph top speed, but will only go 68 miles on electric power.
Now, this is the clever part - this is where the gas turbines come into play. When you are in track mode these provide extra power to the electric motors, but when you're you in a normal driving mode they recharge the batteries, extending the range of the car to 560 miles.