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.
- 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.
- 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.