Jaguar revealed an updated version of the C-X16 Concept at the 2011 LA Auto Show and looking at the car we can say that the car is getting closer to production. Wearing a Neutron White ‘coat’, the C-X16 promises to become firm’s halo car. For those who don’t know, the C-X16 is powered by a prototype hybrid powertrain comprising a 380PS (280kW), 332lb ft (450Nm) supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine, allied to an electric motor which produces an additional 70kW and 235Nm (equivalent to 95PS and 173lb ft).
The engine is mated to an eight-speed transmission and can push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mpg) in 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 186 mph or 300 km/h. 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 with a sense of purpose, and ends with 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."