Jaguar unveils vision for the future

Whichever way you look at it, it’s blooming gorgeous!

BRITISH carmaker Jaguar says its new C-X16 concept presents a new chapter in the company’s development.
The two-seater hybrid has great performance and looks terrific. The design has pushed the boundaries in engineering and technology, and is compact with very responsive handling.
Adrian Hallmark, global brand director at Jaguar, said: ìThe C-X16 embodies the established Jaguar strengths of sensual design, animal-like agility and inspirational performance and combines these with attributes that set us on a course to create sustainable sports cars of the future.î
Under the clamshell bonnet is a next-generation supercharged V6 petrol engine producing 380PS (280kW) and 332lbft (450 Nm) of torque. Already boasting a high power output of 126 PS-per-litre, the performance of the C-X16 is added to 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 95 PS (70 kW) and 173 lb ft (235 Nm).
The lightweight aluminium chassis gives the car a 0-62 mph acceleration time of 4.4 seconds, top speed of 186 mph and acceleration in the important 50-75mph zone of 2.1 seconds. The  C-X16 can also reach 50 mph under electric power alone. As it is a hybrid, CO2 emissions are 165 g/km.
The C-X16 is the smallest Jaguar created since 1954 and the XK120.