Jaguar Unveils C-X16 Hybrid Concept

jaguar.jpg

Jaguar on Tuesday gave the world a sneak peak of a new concept car that will formally debut next week at the Frankfort Auto Show -- the C-X16 hybrid concept.

Jaguar has high hopes for this car.

"For me, this is the most exciting car we've done to date," Jaguar's design director Ian Callum said.

Automotive News writes:

The C-X16 is marked by a long hood with the wheels pushed out to the corners. There are three so-called "heartlines" which form the silhouette... It rolls on 22-inch alloy wheels, set beneath fenders that give the appearance of haunches.

Under the hood, the car has a 375 horse power, supercharged 3.0-liter V6. It has a top speed of 186 mph, and goes from 0-60 in 4.4 seconds.

But this is a hybrid, so it also has a 94hp electric motor.

Many concepts never make it to production. This one, though, might.

"It wouldn't be too much of a trial to turn it into a production car," he said. "I think it would be a fabulous production car. I hope we do it."

This site follows the emergence, application and development of transportation innovation. Reference to manufacturers, makes and models, and other automotive-related businesses are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement by FutureCars.com.

futurefuel