Jaguar C-X16 Concept Official Details Revealed
Jaguar has released the official specifications of the C-X16 Concept, which will be presented at the Frankfurt Auto Show next week. This concept seems to be very near-production model and is a hybrid two-seater coupe.
The primary powerhouse is a front-mounted direct injection supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. This is a prototype engine based on the Jaguar’s AJ-V8 and is capable of producing 375 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. The power from the engine is fed to the rear wheels via a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox. The car features Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), which is adapted from Formula 1. The hybrid powertrain consists of an electric motor, which of fitted to the transmission system along with a KERS-type system. The electric motor draws its power from a lithium-ion battery pack, which is constantly replenished through braking energy regeneration. The electric motor is capable of providing short bursts of additional power and is controlled by a button on the steering wheel. The motor can provide up to 94 hp and 173 lb-ft of torque.
The car is capable of sprinting from zero to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds and has an electronically limited top-speed of 186 mph. A top-speed of 50 mph can be achieved under sole electric power and emissions are rated at 165 g/km.
The styling cues of this concept are described as the “next evolution” in the brand’s design language. Designed by Ian Callum, Jaguar’s Director of Design, this coupe features trapezoidal grille, similar to the one on the C-X75, a clamshell hood, carbon-fiber front splitter and side sills, along with flush door handles that pop up when touched.
The concept will find its way into production as a sustainable sportscar of the future, as hinted by Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director of Jaguar Cars.