Jaguar C-X75 Prototype 

  • built in England
  • 2013
  • 502 HP 1.6L
  • 200 mph
There’s a remarkable lack of intertia, so it has sensational throttle response despite relying heavily on forced induction (up to 2.4 bar) to develop 313bhp-per-litre, and the electric motors do a brilliant job of compensating for any lack of muscle at low revs.
by EVO (Jun, 2013)
In pure technology terms it is the most advanced of an extraordinary bunch, with the energy density of the batteries and the size/output ratio of the motors being standard-setting.
by EVO (Jun, 2013)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Jaguar C-X75 Prototype

Top speed

Jaguar C-X75 Prototype
200 mph
231 mph
McLaren P1
217 mph

Data points Key details of the Jaguar C-X75 Prototype

Number built

Jaguar C-X75 Prototype
1 car
918 Spyder
918 cars
McLaren P1
375 cars


Jaguar C-X75 Prototype
502 HP
McLaren P1
903 HP
918 Spyder
887 HP

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To achieve this Jaguar packaged an equally ambitious propulsion system, comprising a twin-charged (supercharger and turbocharger) 1.6-litre in-line four-cylinder petrol engine.
by EVO (Jun, 2013)
Despite initial fears the diminutive 1.6-litre engine would lack the charisma cars at this level demand, it has real character, burbling and gurgling like a highly boosted Group B engine at idle, then screaming like a single-seater at high revs.
by EVO (Jun, 2013)
It also sounds better, thanks to an amusing sounds generator that attempts to give some impression of ‘engine’ noise to mask the otherwise unpleasant sound of wind noise and stones rattling in the wheelarches.
by EVO (Jun, 2013)


Many people – myself included – wore furrowed brows when Jaguar announced the 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine, but when that engine borrows heavily from Formula One’s recently shelved engine concept it’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.
by EVO (Jun, 2013)
Unlike the Porsche 918 Spyder, LaFerrari and McLaren P1, which employ varying levels of hybrid tech alongside big power, large capacity, multi-cylinder petrol engines, the C-X75 fully embraced the whole downsized ethos.
by EVO (Jun, 2013)
With one electric motor powering the front axle, the other supplementing the petrol engine to power the rear axle, the C-X75 is all-wheel drive.
by EVO (Jun, 2013)


The Jaguar’s brakes are better than the truly scary stoppers on the Porsche, but they still don’t have the clarity of feel or linearity of response you need in a car this quick.
by EVO (Jun, 2013)
The original four-point mission statement for the car is as simple as it is remarkable: The only fixed targets were for the finished car to look like the original design concept, to be Veyron-quick to 100mph, to have the same CO2 figure as a Toyota Prius and the same zero emission range as a GM Volt.
by EVO (Jun, 2013)


A bespoke (and tiny) 7-speed single-clutch paddleshift gearbox completes the super-trick drivetrain.
by EVO (Jun, 2013)


That alone places the C-X75 in a class of its own, but when you factor-in its faithfulness to the design of the original 2011 Paris Show concept (evo office consensus is the later prototype actually looks better than the original concept) you have a compelling car.
by EVO (Jun, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Jaguar
Type of car Concept car
Year 2013
Number built 1 car

power & handling

Maximum hp 502 HP
Maximum torque 737 ft-lb


Displacement 1,600 cc
Air compressor Supercharger
Fuels Electricity

physical dimensions

Width 79.5 in
Height 47.4 in
Length 183 in
Wheelbase 107.3 in

road tests

Top speed 200 mph


Chief designer Ian Callum


Gearing Traditional
Axle ratio 3.1:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Unknown
Rear brakes Unknown
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