Jaguar's new C-X75 supercar will produce near a huge 373kW of power from a mere 1.6 litres of displacement, according to new reports out of the UK.
If that sounds a little unrealistic for applications outside of the motorsport world, well, you'd be forgiven for thinking so.
However, Britain's Autocar reports that the 1.6 litre engine - which can rev up to 10,000rpm - will deliver its epic output with the help of direct injection, a turbocharger, and a supercharger.
Depending on the driving mode, and the intent, that petrol-powered package will then work with an electric motor positioned at each axle.
The high-powered engine will have the ability to drive the rear wheels in tandem with the electric motors for all-wheel-drive grip, but it will also be used to power the generator that will keep the electric motors' lithium-ion battery pack charged.
Driving modes will include all-electric - for around 60 kilometres - and a hybrid mode. For now, at least, the 373kW engine will not be unleashed on its own.
In combined petrol-electric hybrid mode, Autocar claims that Jaguar has confirmed a 0-100km/h time below three seconds. In all-electric mode, less than six seconds.
The powertrain is matched to a seven-speed automated manual trasmission, saving around 100kg compared to a dual-clutch syste.
The report adds that while Formula 1 will soon switch to a 1600cc engine capacity, Jaguar's engine for its C-X75 supercar is an unrelated all-new unit developed at its Gaydon plant in Warwickshire.
If the project reaches the production stages, only 200 of the cars are expected to be built, with a price-tag upwards of £700,000 - or just over one million dollars in Australian currency.
Down here on Earth, the rest of us can at least look forward to Jag's upcoming F-Type roadster, which ought to be a good deal more affordable.
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