Jaguar has released details of the
C-X16 concept ahead of its world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt
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.
Under the muscular clamshell bonnet is
a next-generation supercharged V6 petrol engine producing 380 PS (280kW)
and 332 lb ft (450 Nm) 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.
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) and173 lb ft (235 Nm).
Mounted in an aluminium chassis
structure, the result is 0-62 mph acceleration in 4.4 seconds, a top
speed of 186 mph and acceleration from 50-75 mph of 2.1 seconds. The
C-X16 is also able to travel at speeds of up to 50 mph under electric
power alone and has CO2 emissions of 165 g/km.
The C-X16 measures 4,445 mm in length,
2,048 mm in width and 1,297 mm in height and has a wheelbase measuring
2,622 mm. In terms of overall length, the C-X16 is the smallest Jaguar
created since 1954 and the XK120.
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