Jaguar C-X75 Concept

micro gas turbine

The stunning Jaguar C-X75 concept study highlights how Bladon Jets micro gas turbines could be used to create a new generation of high-performance, high-efficiency hybrid electric vehicle.

The C-X75 concept was developed by Jaguar as a range-extended electric two-seater supercar, and was designed to explore the outer limits of both performance and sustainability. Its powertrain was developed with support from Bladon Jets engineers, and features two 70kW micro gas turbines.

Conceived as a plug-in electric hybrid vehicle, the C-X75 features a 580kW (778bhp) propulsion system with powerful 145kW (195bhp) electric motors at each wheel. The Bladon Jets micro gas turbines are mounted in the centre of the car, and can either generate 140kW to charge the batteries – extending the range of the car to a remarkable 900km (560 miles) –or in Track mode can provide supplementary power directly to the electric motors.

The C-X75 concept achieves a zero tailpipe emissions range of 110km (68 miles) when running under battery power alone, plus a potential top speed of 330kph (205mph) and blistering acceleration
of 0–100kph (62mph) in 3.4 seconds.