Thursday, September 8, 2011

Jaguar CX-16 Concept [Video]

With Jaguars resurgance, they've had more hits than misses as of late, and I'm just gonna go ahead and chalk this up in the "hit," column. This beast is just begging for my imaginery riches ecerything about it screams aggression, power and speed, I can't fault it, not one bit.

This is Jag's Porsche Cayman-fighting two-seater – a Jaguar coupe you can actually afford.

Powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 putting out 376 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque, the C-X16 concept takes Jaguar's great heritage of supercharging into the next century with the addition of a "Push to Pass" hybrid system controlled through a steering wheel-mounted button.

An electric motor is integrated into the eight-speed gearbox, delivering an additional 92 hp and 173 lb-ft of twist when the button is pressed. The resulting performance numbers – 0-60 in 4.3 seconds and a 186 mph top speed – are almost as impressive as the 165 g/km C02 emissions and the C-X16's ability to travel up to 50 mph on electric power alone.

This is poster material, well done Jag and I hope the car translates from concept to production unchanged, and to think that we  were worried when TATA, brought Jaguar and Land Rover.


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