This past September, the Jaguar C-X16 concept car made a bold debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The two-seater concept boasts incredible power as well as hybrid technology, all encompassed by a striking aluminum exterior wrapped tightly to its chassis. Out of more than 100 vehicles showcased in Frankfurt, Autoweek
editors declared the C-X16 Best in Show. As Jaguar Cars, Global Brand Director, Adrian Hallmark explains, "The C-X16 is our compelling vision for a 21st century Jaguar sports car.” Indeed, Jaguar’s latest car offers a glimpse into an exciting future.
The rear-wheel drive C-X16 boasts 50:50 weight distribution, a feature enhanced by the car’s compact size. At around 175 inches in length, the C-X16 concept car is the smallest Jaguar since 1954. Thanks to a V6 engine and Formula One-inspired kinetic energy recovery system (KERS), however, its size is anything but a liability.
Inside the C-X16, complex algorithms and advanced touch-screens help create a luxurious and comfortable space. Ian Callum, Director of Design, attests that “With the C-X16 we have moved the current award-winning design language on to the next generation, creating a car that is the very essence of future Jaguar performance."
In addition to his designs, Callum himself was on display, praised by Autoweek for his talent. Autoweek Editor Wes Raynal declared, “Ian Callum, Jaguar’s chief designer, has done it again. With its long hood and beautiful curves, the C-X16 has unmistakable Jaguar presence.” The Best in Show win marks Callum’s second-straight award of this kind from an international show. In 2010, his C-X75 concept won in Paris.
From the rounded trapezoidal grille up front to the aggressively-sloping curve at the rear, the C-X16 can’t help but turn heads; Hallmark describes the car as having “sensual design, animal-like agility and inspirational performance.” To learn more about the latest Jaguar concept vehicle to revolutionize the auto industry, visit www.JaguarUSA.com