The Stunning Jaguar C-X75 Stops By For A Coffee In Irvine

The Jaguar C-X75 stopped by the Cars and Coffee meet up in Irvine, California on Saturday morning for a look-see. The stunningly beautiful electric car has 4 195hp electric motors (one for each wheel) pumping out a total of 780hp, it has a plug and the lithium-ion batteries can be recharged from your garage’s 220v outlet.

The C-X75 also has 2 x 96hp micro gas turbines, to recharge the batteries on the go if you need to go further than the 68 mile battery only range, with the turbines running on gasoline, ethanol, diesel, bourbon or whatever other combustible liquid you have lying around the car can go a total of 560 miles.

Cars and Coffee is a weekly Saturday morning gathering in Irvine, California where hundreds of proud drivers congregate to kick tires and have a cup of coffee. There is something for everyone to enjoy; classics, exotics, concepts, hotrods, motorcycles and motor-sport. And it’s all free, minus the coffee of course.

It was revealed in early October that Jaguar has already launched a feasibility study into a production run of the C-X75 Turbine Hybrid. They are investigating the possibility of either a 1,000 or 2,000 unit per year production schedule of the 780hp turbine/electric hybrid with an estimated first year of production being between 5 and 7 years away.

“We’re talking two-to-three years for implementation of the gas turbine technology, then another three-to-four years to integrate into a vehicle,” said Jaguar’s head of advanced powertrains Tony Harper. “There’s much less to go wrong; there’s about 100 times fewer parts in a gas turbine than an internal combustion engine.”

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Via Cars + Coffee | Jalopnik | colorado_aero_geek

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