Jaguar thought about the electric hypercarJune 4, 2018
The company Jaguar is considering the possibility of producing an electric hypercar. According to the technical director of the brand Dave Shaw, electric vehicles have more positive than negative sides, and all of them can be used not only in the mass segment. This is reported by the publication Motoring.
As an example, Shaw leads Rimac and McLaren. According to the latest information, the latter is also working on a hypercar with an electric power plant.
However, such a car will appear in the lineup of Jaguar soon. To begin with, the British manufacturer will develop a family of conventional electric cars to compensate for the costs of developing a new platform.
The precursor of the hypercar Jaguar – the conceptual C-X75 – made its debut at the Paris Motor Show in 2010. Two-door was equipped with four electric motors, each of which develops 195 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque room, as well as a pair of 94-strong gas microturbines. They could either recharge the batteries, or directly feed the motors.
Later, the Jaguar C-X75 received a hybrid power plant, consisting of a 1.6-liter four with a capacity of more than 500 forces and two electric motors. From a place to 100 kilometers per hour the C-X75 could accelerate in three seconds. The maximum speed is 330 kilometers per hour.
In 2012, the company decided to close the C-X75 project and refuse to launch the hypercar into the series. The reason was an unstable economic situation and a negative assessment of the demand for the model.