Although the Jaguar C-X75 did not receive the green light for production, its twincharged 1.6-litre engine is still being developed and could make it to production. The power plant, developed by Cosworth, is conceived initially as an F1 engine.
On the adaptation of the engine for a road-going model, Cosworth's principal engineer, Andy Ball, said, "We've being doing development engines. We're still partnering on this. As a road-going engine it could have similar specific power as a Formula One engine of 300bhp per litre”.
"We're talking with quite a few manufacturers about doing engines of this ilk - downsized, high specific power output engines," Ball added. Rumour has it that the engine will find home under the bonnet of a high performance Jaguar F-Type Coupe.
The 1.6-litre turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder engine is one of the world's highest specific power output powerplants at 313bhp per litre. It produces a peak output of 502bhp and revs to a sky-high 10,000rpm.
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