British car maker Jaguar has shown their new C-X16 concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The two-seater concept marks a new future for Jaguar with respect to technique and design and show a model positioned under the XK-lineup.
A next-generation supercharged V6 petrol engine producing 380hp and 450Nm of torque is combined with 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.
The final performance results are 0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds, a top speed of 300km/h and acceleration from 80-120km/h of 2.1 seconds.
If the production car looks that good, I’d buy it.