Official Jaguar C-X16 Concept

Jaguar has released their details of the C-X16 concept ahead of its world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show next week. The two-seater concept marks a new future for Jaguar with respect to technique and design.

Under the bonnet the Brits fitted a next-generation supercharged V6 petrol engine producing 380hp and 450Nm of torque. The performance of the C-X16 is further supplemented by a Formula 1-inspired hybrid boost system with a steering-wheel mounted button for on-demand acceleration.

Integrated into the eight-speed gearbox is a motor generator which draws power from a 1.6kWh battery pack mounted behind the seats for ideal 50:50 weight distribution. Charged through a brake energy regeneration system, the batteries allow the motor to provide an additional 95hp and 235Nm.

Mounted in an aluminium chassis structure, the result is 0-100km/h acceleration in 4.4 seconds, a top speed of 300km/h and acceleration from 80-120km/h of 2.1 seconds. The C-X16 is also able to travel at speeds of up to 80km/h under electric power alone.

The C-X16 measures 4,445mm in length, 2,048mm in width and 1,297mm in height and has a wheelbase measuring 2,622mm. In terms of overall length, the C-X16 is the smallest Jaguar created since 1954 and the XK120.

Stay tuned for more information and the first live pictures on the Jaguar C-X16 Concept from the IAA 2011 starting in less than a week.

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  1. Front: nissanish (350Z proportion), headlight quite conservative…overall proportion too. Rear view is something already seen…fisker or some prototype that I’ve seen around. Interior: steering wheel it’s an Audi R8 copy, center dash with the handle on the right it’s audi R8 too, and it has something from Aston Martin too. Overall it’s not bad but it’s ages that I’m expecting something REALLY innovative and sick from Jaguar….


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