Although, the car is not expected to be launched soon.
Work on a new hypercar project had been affirmed by Jaguar’s Vehicle Engineering Manager Dave Shaw in his interview to Motoring. He claimed that upcoming Jaguar hypercar will be full-electric, since “there’s more benefits that come with an EV rather than negatives”.
Nevertheless, a hypercar will be launched not really soon – at first British automaker plans to go with several more convenient and affordable electric vehicles, following the I-Pace compact SUV. Speaking of I-Pace, that was unveiled quite recently and is very close to being available at dealerships, all new models will be based on the platform of this car, since its modular architecture allows to build various cars – from city hatchbacks to hypercars – while saving time and expenditures.
A new hypercar’s predecessor Jaguar C-X75 was equipped with a hybrid drivetrain. It consisted of a 1.6-litre gas engine with 500 hp output and two electric motors, allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds. C-X75 was unveiled in 2010, though, it didn’t make it to production finally.