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CX75 is a go!

Last year I wrote about the Jaguar CX75. It was a technology showcase that included four electric motors, one mounted at each wheel, a big battery, and two gas turbines to recharge the battery on longer trips. I noted,

They made the CX75 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Jaguar, and it’s not meant as a preview of anything they’ll be building in the near future.

Well, some days, it turns out to be Christmas. According to Top Gear, Jaguar has decided to build a limited run of about 250 CX75 specimens.

As with anything, there are good and bad aspects to the production CX75.

The good:

  • It delivers a total of 800 horsepower.
  • It tips the scales at 1350 kg (2976 lbs), which is about the mass of the current Ford Focus.
  • It’s capable of 0 – 60 mph in less than three seconds, and 0 – 100 mph in less than six seconds.
  • With a motor on each wheel, it’s all-wheel drive.

The bad:

  • No gas turbines! They’re instead using a small turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which is heaver and far less cool.
  • They will cost between £700,000 and £900,000 ($1,150,000 to $1,475,000 US).

Oh well, no CX75 for me.

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2 Comments

  1. Shawn

    Rick, you are confusing curb weight with GVWR. I just checked the Ford website and the knobs there only list GVWR.

  2. Rick

    Thank you for the correction, Shawn. I assumed GVWR was the curb weight, but it sure did seem high!

    Ford seems not to want to release the curb weight for the focus as I couldn’t find it on ford.ca, ford.com or ford.co.uk. Wikipedia lists the curb weight of this generation as ranging from 1270 – 1471 kg so I updated the text to read that the CX75 is about the mass of the current Focus. It gets the idea across.

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