short: A luxurious, high-performance hybrid coupe concept.
Following hot on the heels of the Jaguar C-X75 hybrid, the C-X16 concept offers the British automaker's luxury hybrid technology in a more consumer-friendly package. Expressing the same fuel-efficient ethos as its super sibling, this high-performance sports coupe is powered primarily by a 375-horsepower supercharged V6 that jets it to 60 in just 4.4 seconds, while still managing to achieve an impressive 41 mpg combined. A supplemental electric motor gives an additional boost, and can be activated by the driver via the vehicle's "Push-to-Pass" function, which is especially useful for short bursts of energy. However, more than just a tool for speedy lane changes, the lithium-ion battery-fueled electric motor is also capable of completely powering the car at speeds of up to 50 mph. The C-X16's sexy sheet metal is not only evocative of its sporty personality, but helps to further cut fuel costs, as well, with its aerodynamic design and integration of lightweight aluminum panels. While this forward-thinking concept car never made it to production, its design eventually morphed into what would become the Jaguar F-TYPE, a lightweight roadster and coupe powered by conventional supercharged V6 or V8 engines.
Engine: 3.0-liter supercharged V6 with 300-volt electric motor Horsepower: 469 hp (gas and electric motors combined) Torque: 332 lb-ft Transmission: 8-speed automatic with integrated electric motor
Curb weight: 3,527 lbs Wheelbase: 103 in Length/Width/Height: 175/80.6/51.1 in
Top Speed: 186 mph (governor limited) 0-60 mph: 4.4 seconds