Upcoming hybrid model, dubbed son of Jaguar C-X75, to arrive in 2025
Blue-chip British technology firms Ricardo and McLaren Applied can now be revealed as the latest participants in the recently launched Swiss-based Kincsem hybrid hypercar project, which aims to bring a hydrogen-fuelled design reminiscent of the stillborn Jaguar C-X75 to market for around £3 million from 2025.
The plan, fronted by Hungarian entrepreneur Tibor Bak and his company Bak Motors, is initially to build 54 Kincsem Hyper-GT hypercars in the UK, before transferring its revolutionary EV powertrain to a new factory and a new SUV model. The SUV will be made in greater numbers than the Hyper-GT and priced to challenge the forthcoming Ferrari Purosangue SUV.
The name Kincsem (pronounced ‘kin-chem’) is a tribute to a famed Hungarian racehorse that was brought to the UK in the 1870s and won 54 races from 54 starts. The win tally explains the decision to make only 54 Hyper-GTs.