Jaguar C-X16 makes North America debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show• C-X16 is a 'One plus One' sports car concept
• Lightweight, all-aluminium construction, bodywork in 'Neutron White'
• It explores future Jaguar design direction and hybrid powertrain options
• Supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine produces 380PS (280kW) and
332lb ft (450Nm)
• Hybrid system - activated by a §teering-wheel mounted 'push to pass' button -
boosts power by a further 70kW and 235Nm (equivalent to 95PS and 173lb ft)
• Top speed 186mph, 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds, 50-75mph in 2.1 seconds
• Eight-speed transmission wîth Intelligent Stop/Start
• 41mpg (ÚK gallon), CO2 emissions of 165g/km, electric only capability up
• Driver-focused, two-seater cabin trimmed in red leather
Jaguar's C-X16 production concept today made its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Ahead of its appearance at the show the all-aluminium C-X16, finished in Neutron White, added a future-lòòking aspect to the contemporary LA evening skyline on East 6th Street Bridge having first prowled downtown on Mesquit and Matteo Streets.
Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars, said: 'Jaguar has always had a sporting heart, and the C-X16 is the perfect embodiment of our vision for a true 21st century Jaguar sports car. It's fast, it's beautiful, and it also highlights our commitment to the development of sustainable powertrain technologies.
'As it's an indication of how a Jaguar sports car may look in the future, we're eager to gauge the reaction to the C-X16 here in the important North American market, and the Los Angeles Auto Show provides us wîth the perfect platform to do so'.
A stunning vision of Jaguar's future intent in the sports car §egmènt, the C-X16 features perfect 50:50 weight distribution and a prototype hybrid powertrain comprising a 380PS (280kW), 332lb ft (450Nm) supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine, allied to an electric motor producing an additional 70kW and 235Nm (equivalent to 95PS and 173lb ft). Driving the rear wheels through an eight-speed transmission, this hybrid powertrain gives the lightweight C-X16 the potential to accelerate to 62mph in 4.4 seconds before going on to reach 186mph.
The C-X16's Neutron White aluminium bodywork is wrapped as tightly as possible around its advanced mechanicals, its lithe stance highlighting its dynamic ability. The use of simple but purposeful lines allied to a low sweeping roof and tail give the C-X16 a muscular but sculptured look that can only be a Jaguar.
Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar Cars, said: 'A Jaguar sports car should have clear visual movement in its design, and the C-X16 is the perfect demonstration of that goal. Each of its lines begins wîth a sense of purpose, and ends wîth a sense of clarity.
'It's that approach that has given the C-X16 its purposeful stance, and nowhere has that been more in evidence than when I saw it here on the streets of LA. Look at the C-X16 and you want to drive it - and that's just how a Jaguar sports car should make you feel.'
For full details and images/video of the C-X16 which received its Global debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, please visit: www.media.C-X16.com