The Jaguar C-X75: 850hp and Co2 Emissions of a Prius

Jaguar C-X75 Front“Our challenge was monumental: we needed to achieve the performance of a Veyron; the range of a Volt; and the CO2 of a Prius,” said Jaguar C-X75 manager Rob Atkin. After the introduction of LaFerrari by Ferrari and the P1 by Mclaren, it is now Jaguar’s turn to reveal their secret weapon. They called it the C-X75, a concept they have been cooking for around 2 years now, celebrating the 75th anniversary of Jaguar. The result? The most technological advanced production car in the world. This new master piece is a hybrid that has around 850 hp and 750lb-ft of torque, the result of a combination between a Turbocharged and Supercharged 1.6 liter 4 cylinder engine delivering 500hp revving up to 10,300 RPM (YES you read it right) and 2 electric motors generating around 350hp. The petrol engine alone is delivering 313hp per liter, which is 60% more than any road car available in the market today. This massive amount of power will be delivered by all four wheels to the road through a 7 speed manual gear box. The Co2 emission of this beast are comparable to the ones o a Prius, the hybrid that Toyota has been producing for the past couple of years.

Jaguar C-X75 BackEven though it is a production car, Jaguar announced that it not for sale for the time being so don’t expect to see any of these on your local roads soon. Its design is just brilliant, the grey, matte finish looks amazing. The overall look of the car is crazy but not too crazy, the rear diffuser is just massive and the front end looks “deja vu” it has a Ford-ish aspect to it don’t you think? With this car revealed, we should be expecting mind blowing techs in the next generation Jaguar production models. Looking forward!

Jaguar commercial: The XKRS-GT

Jaguar-XKR-S_GT_2014Jaagg is going mad at the New York motorshow. Presenting the fastest Jag to ever hit the streets, an XKRS with two extra letters: GT. These two additional letters transformed the regular XKRS into a wind slicer. The front-end gets a new carbon-fibre splitter, along with carbon winglets, venting in the bonnet, a carbon fibre diffuser and a fixed rear wing, which contributes to a maximum 145kg of downforce.

Jaguar-XKR-S_GT_2014_HoodThe standard XKR-S’s drivetrain remains, with a 542bhp and 680Nm of torque 5-litre supercharged V8 driving the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic gearbox. The mix of the carbon fiber aerodynamics parts and the supercharged V8 result in a 0-100km/h in 3.9 sec instead of 4.2 sec. This bullet is not only the fastest jag but also the first to be equipped with carbon ceramic brakes. The wheel-arch have been extended for improved air flow and superior brake cooling.

Jaguar-XKR-S_GT_2014_rearIt would really be awkward going to the office in such a car. It is definitively not suitable for daily use but would be perfect for a Sunday drive. With its modified Eibach springs the ride won’t be very comfortable specially on our beloved Lebanese roads. But who cares about comfort when you have a car with a massive rear spoiler at the back, some mustaches at the front and yellow brake calipers in the middle. The commercial reminds me of the XFRS one which you can access by clicking here. The only difference is that this car is advertised as a track car (which it sort of is) rather than a road car. It is what I call a typical “roaring around the circuit” commercial.

Jaguar Commercial: The XFR-S

jag wildJag has gone wild this time. Presenting, the fastest Jag sedan car ever made, the XFR-S. This upgraded version of the XFR features a 5.0 liters supercharged V8 engine that delivers 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. Jaguar claims that even though the XFR-S has 40 more horses than the XFR, it will have the same fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The new beast features, obviously, some new aerodynamics parts and carbon fiber additions here and there in order to make the car lighter and stick more to the ground. For the commercial, there is not much to be said, just listen to that large V8 roaring in the mountains!