Jaguar C-X16

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Jaguar C-X16
The Jaguar C-X16 at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011.jpg
Manufacturer Jaguar Cars
Production Concept only
Designer Ian Callum[1]
Body and chassis
Related Jaguar F-Type

V6 3-litre petrol engine (375 bhp (280 kW) 332 lb⋅ft (450 N⋅m))

Electric motor (92 bhp (69 kW) 173 lb⋅ft (235 N⋅m))[2]
Transmission 8-speed ZF automatic[1]
Length 4,445 mm (175.0 in)[2]
Width 2,048 mm (80.6 in)[2]
Height 1,297 mm (51.1 in)[2]
Kerb weight 1,600 kg (3,500 lb)[1]

The Jaguar C-X16 is a concept hybrid electric sports car that was unveiled by Jaguar Cars at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show on 13 September.[3][4] In April 2012, Jaguar announced that they will be manufacturing a new sports car based on the Jaguar C-X16 called the F-Type,[5] which was subsequently shown to the public (in non-hybrid form) at the Paris Motor Show in September 2012.


The car body is constructed from aluminium, and - at 4,445 mm (175.0 in) long, 2,048 mm (80.6 in) wide and 1,297 mm (51.1 in) high - is said by Jaguar to be the smallest car that they have made since the XK120 of 1954.[2][4] The drivetrain comprises a hybrid unit, combining a 375 bhp (280 kW; 380 PS) 332 lb⋅ft (450 N⋅m) supercharged 3-litre V6 petrol engine with a 92 bhp (69 kW; 93 PS) 173 lb⋅ft (235 N⋅m) electric motor and an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.[2][1] The battery pack, which is mounted behind the front seats, is charged using a brake regeneration system.[4] The car can run on engine alone, motor alone or on both in combination. Under engine power, the electric motor can also be activated to boost acceleration, in a similar way to the KERS system used in Formula 1 cars, by using a switch on the steering wheel.[2]


The C-X16 form takes cues from Jaguar's 2010 C-X75 plug-in hybrid concept supercar, including the shape of the front grille and the wrap-around rear lights, and has a side-hinged opening rear window reminiscent of the 1961 E-Type.[1]


Jaguar's figures give a 0 - 62 mph (100 km/h) acceleration time of 4.4 seconds and a top speed limited to 186 mph (300 km/h). The CO2 rating is 165 g/km.[2] Powered by the electric motor alone, the top speed is 50 mph (80 km/h).[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Jaguar C-X16 revealed". Auto Express. September 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "New Jaguar C-X16 sports car". evo. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  3. ^ "Jaguar Land Rover 'star' of Frankfurt Motor Show". BBC News. 2011-09-13. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  4. ^ a b c "Jaguar C-X16 on film". The Telegraph. 2011-09-11. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  5. ^ "Jaguar F-type is go! C-X16 sports car will launch in 2013". Car Magazine. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 

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