The C-X16, Jaguar's exciting new concept, is a new breed of Jaguar sports car. It offers class leading vehicle dynamics and technology. In short, the C-X16 represents the perfect combination of efficient performance and immaculate design.
The exterior design of this exceptional model centres wholly around its stance. Primarily a driving machine, the frame is wrapped tightly around the chassis giving a taut, chiselled look. The C-X16 also utilises Jaguar's signature rounded trapezoid grille. Already showcased on the new XF and XJ models, this feature makes the vehicle instantly recognisable.
The driving machine ethos extends to the interior of this model where the design creates a driver-focused cockpit. The joystick-style Speed Shifter and console toggle switches combine to create an aeronautical feel while the dashboard has been shrink-wrapped around the driver to provide the best possible view forward.
The C-X16 doesn't just look impressive. An array of technological features means this concept vehicle is second to none. The combination of an all-alloy 3.0 litre V6 engine with a performance-boosting electric motor results in reduced fuel consumption and improved acceleration, while also reducing CO2 emissions. The C-X16 can even run as a zero emission electric vehicle up to 50mph.
The hybrid system is complemented by an Intelligent Stop/Start system. It works by shutting down the engine when the vehicle is at rest and then automatically restarting when the driver releases the brake. This has the effect of further reducing emissions and increasing fuel economy.
Perhaps one of the most exciting additions that the concept model enjoys is a prototype hybrid ‘Push to Pass' system. The system allows the kinetic energy of a C-X16 moving to be captured when it brakes. It then stores the energy for use during acceleration when it provides an additional 70kW and 235Nm of torque for up to 10 seconds. The control for this feature is a conveniently positioned, anodised red aluminium button located on the steering wheel, giving it a hint of a Formula One car feel.
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