Jaguar steals the show at Frankfurt
Stunning C-X16 concept combines gorgeous looks, cutting-edge technology.
Jaguar has stolen the show here at the Frankfurt Motor Show with its stunning C-X16 sports car concept, which points toward a future model that would take on the Porsche 911. It is not only gorgeous to look at, but packs in lots of cutting-edge technology.
The C-X16 concept is a gasoline-electric hybrid that offers both searing performance and incredible economy. Add the ability to drive in zero-tailpipe-emissions, all-electric mode and you have a segment buster.
2011 Jaguar C-X16
What is it? A 2-seater rear-drive sports car with a 380-horsepower supercharged V6 engine and an F1-style kinetic energy recovery system. It has a Push to Pass button on the steering wheel for a 10-second boost in power.
What's hot? Performance is superb; the 186-mph Jaguar C-X16 can hit 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and charge from 50 to 75 mph in just 2.1 seconds. But it also averages 41 mpg and emits minimal carbon dioxide. Amazingly, Jaguar says these figures are conservative.
What's not? The Jaguar C-X16 has not yet been confirmed for production.
How much and when? There are strong rumors here at Frankfurt that the production version of the Jaguar C-X16 will arrive within a year. Prices should start from just over $80,000.
MSN Autos' verdict: Stunning looks and brilliant technology combine in a show-stealing package.
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Well it's no surprise it resembles an Aston Martin, Ian Callum used to design for them when he was with TWR Design up until ’99 when he then took over as Design Director for Jaguar. Callum is also responsible for the Aston Martin DB7 and Vanquish coupés as well as the XK and XKR. He also used to work for Ford in the 70’s and 80’s
If you replaced the Jag emblem on the grill with the Aston Martin logo, I bet no one would even question it…
Sign me up, I want ONE! 41 mpg too?? I hope this isn't just vaporware.