Car enthusiasts were dazzled at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show when Jaguar revealed their new C-X16 concept by driving through the streets of the city to the exhibition centre at Palais Thurn und Taxis earlier this week.
Looking firmly to the future, the C-X16 marks a new chapter for Jaguar. The two-seater concept has inspired new advances in design, in engineering and in vehicle technology to create the most compact and responsive Jaguar in a generation. A hybrid, the C-X16 combines searing performance with beautifully realised styling.
- C-X16 is a bold statement of Jaguar’s future design and technological intent
- A compact, rear-wheel drive, two-seater, with a true sporting character, underpinned by immensely strong aluminium architecture – perfect 50:50 weight distribution
- Powered by an innovative supercharged 3.0-litre V6 producing 280kW and 450Nm of torque
- Hybrid system controlled by a steering-wheel mounted ‘Push to Pass’ button boosts output by 70kW and 235Nm
- Top speed of 299km/h, 0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds and 80-120km/h acceleration in 2.1 seconds with CO2 emissions of 165g/km
Under the muscular clamshell bonnet is a next-generation supercharged V6 petrol engine producing 280k and 450Nm of torque. Already boasting a high specific power output of 126 PS-per-litre, 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. The C-X16 is also able to travel at speeds of up to 80km/h under electric power alone and has CO2 emissions of 165g/km.
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 70kW and 235Nm.
The C-X16 measures at just under 5m in length, 3m in width and 1,297m in height and has a wheelbase measuring 2,622m. In terms of overall length, the C-X16 is the smallest Jaguar created since 1954 and the XK120.