2012 Jaguar C-X16 Concept

“A compelling vision for a 21st century sports car.” ~Jaguar

The C-X16 suggests ways the next generation of Jaguar sports cars will produce Eco-Friendly Horsepower (1920x1200)

The C-X16 signposts how the next generation of Jaguar sports cars will produce their power in an environmentally conscious manner. The concept is powered by an experimental hybrid powertrain that combines an all-alloy V6 engine with a performance-boosting electric motor with a “Push-to-Pass” feature inspired by the Formula 1 Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) system.

The purpose of this prototype hybrid-performance system is threefold: to supplement the V6 engine’s already prodigious power through an on-demand ‘Push to Pass’ system; to reduce fuel consumption; and to allow the C-X16 to perform as a zero-emissions electric vehicle at speeds of up to 50mph on low throttle openings.