Monday, September 12, 2011

Jaguar C-X16 Concept

This car is "conceptual" only. That being said, it looks more production model and less out-there, future-mobile than most concepts, meaning that if the reception is warm enough from the masses, this bad boy is practically road ready. One would think that this is the model to replace the aging XK series, but you'd be wrong. The C-X16 is smaller, and is rumoured to be the one to take on Porsche's Cayman S, making this car an entry level sports car (we use the term entry level loosely as this baby comes in a shade under $90,000). The car has a supercharged 3.0 litre V6 pumping out 376 horsepower, and is mated to an 8 speed gearbox. The most interesting part of the car is the "push to pass" button, which when pressed, engages an electric motor that adds 92 more horsepower to the mix, and giving the car a 0-60 time of only 4.4 seconds. The car officially makes its "conceptual" debut at the Frankfurt Autoshow today, but we're thinking that you'll see this or a version of it on the road sooner rather than later.

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