Much has been said about the upcoming C-X75 from Jaguar, but now we have some real, tangible news. The hybrid supercar will be fitted with a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-four capable of, apparently, 500 horsepower.

According to Autocar, the diminutive engnine is able to acheive this output through twin-charging, or the employment of both a supercharger and turbocharger. They are able to boost power at varying RPMs, thus making for a wide powerband. Oh, and speaking of revs, the engine is said to redline at a towering 10,000 RPMs.

Jaguar engineers estimate that the eco-friendly performance machine will achieve a top speed of 200 miles per hour, and 0-60 time of below three seconds. That should put it in the same neighborhood of the forthcoming McLaren P11 and Porsche 918 hybrid-supercars. Jaguar is developing the C-X75 with Williams, and intend on producing only 200 examples. The first of which is said to roll out in 2014.

The supercar never runs on gas alone, as the mid-mounted four-pot constantly charges up the 600-volt battery pack. The battery sends power to a pair of electric motors that allow the vehicle to run in full EV mode at speeds of up to 40 mph.

The price for all of this high-tech low-emissions gadgetry? £700,000 to £900,000, or $1.1 million to $1.4 million based on current exchange rates.

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