The high-performance Jaguar C-X75 received top honors last night at the 10th annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards in Detroit, MI, where the stunning range extended supercar was named the Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2011 in addition to receiving the Concept Car of the Year award.
Jaguar unveiled a gas-electric hybrid two-seat sports car concept that the automaker says is capable of a top speed of 205 miles per hour, and up to 68 miles of all-electric operation. The car is able to produce 780 hp and 1180 lb-ft of torque, and it’s equipped with 330-pound lithium-ion battery pack. When combined with the two micro gas-turbines (spinning at 80,000 rpm), enough power can be generated to power the car for 560 miles, creating just 28 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
Jaguar worked with Bladon Jets to design the first workable axial-flow micro-turbine to the point at which they can be a realistic power source. Each of the micro gas-turbines weighs just less than 80 lbs and produces 70kW (about 93 hp) of power at a constant 80,000rpm.
Only 250 will be built and they’ll start at $1.149 million depending on local market and taxes.