Jaguar’s design director Ian Callum is known as a genius within the automotive industry – heck, he better be since he designed what you see here – the Jaguar C-X16 Concept. Ready to make its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, the C-X16 Concept give us a hint at how future Jaguar coupes will look.
“For me, this is the most exciting car we’ve done to date,” Jaguar’s design director Ian Callum told Automotive News.
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However, the million dollar question remains – will Jaguar build this Porsche 911 competitor? Nothing has been confirmed yet but Callum says it’s definitely feasible.
“It wouldn’t be too much of a trial to turn it into a production car,” Callum said. “I think it would be a fabulous production car. I hope we do it.”
I hope so too.
Refresher: The Jaguar C-X16 Concept is powered by a 3.0 liter supercharged V6 engine making 375-hp with a maximum torque of 332 lb-ft. The engine is mated to an 8-speed transmission, which has a motor generator that draws power from a 1.6 kWh battery pack. The battery charges through a brake energy regeneration system, and allows for an extra 94-hp and 173 lb-ft of torque. 0 to 62 mph comes in just 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 185 mph. Acceleration from 50 to 75 mph takes just 2.1 seconds. Jaguar says that the C-X16 is able to travel up to 50 mph under electric power alone.
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Automotive News