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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Like the Idea of the Chevy Volt, but Want Something Sporty?

From the Paris Motor Show and GM-Volt.com:

Jaguar has riffed on the extended range electric concept theme in a very heavy way.

The British company has unveiled its breathtaking C-X75 extended range electric supercar at the Paris Motor Show.

The two seater contains four electric motors each 145kW (195bhp), one for each wheel producing a combined mind-numbing 778 horespower. This monstrous powertrain develops a stunning 1180lb ft of all wheel drive torque.

The car would be capable of a top speed of 205 MPH and a 0 to 60 time of less than 3.4 seconds.

In addition to the electric motors the drivetrain includes mid mounted micro gas-powered turbines which can produce a combined 140kW (188bhp). They would be used to charge the batteries allowing the car up to 560 miles of range. Alternatively the generators can be used to supplement the electric motors’ power.

The car is said to have a fuel efficiency of 28 g/km CO2 translating to 222 MPG and has a pure electric range of 68 miles.

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