The Jaguar C-X16 concept car will debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The sleek new two seater hybrid is powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 producing 375HP and 332 lb-ft of torque.
Using a combination of gasoline and batteries, the C-X16 offers a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph) and a 0-100 km/h time of 4.4 seconds, with an electric-only top-speed of 50 mph (80 km/h). The electric motor can also be activated using a steering wheel button for a power boost, inspired by the recently-introduced Formula One KERS system, charged through a brake regeneration system.
The C-X16 picks up on a couple of new Jaguar styling signals such as the front trapezoidal grille, although the automaker says that it is intended to showcase the evolution of its design direction, with sharp creases on the hood and a sweeping roofline.
“The C-X16 is our compelling vision for a 21st century Jaguar sports car. It 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,” states Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars.