CARS: Jaguar CX-16 Concept.

Is it me, or have the Jaguars of recent been quite beautifully designed cars?

Long gone are the days of the flat, wide XK’s with this most recent concept, the CX-16. At the Frankfurt Auto show, Jaguar will announce the CX-16 Concept, a smaller two seater that will compete with the Porsche Cayman/ two seater sports car class, fingers crossed it will be cheaper that the 911 class.

Powered by a 3.0 litre, 375 horsepower V6 engine. With an additional electric motor producing up to 94HP, available to the driver at the push of a steering-wheel boost button. Mated to an eight-speed gearbox and mounted in a lightweight aluminum chassis this allows the C-X16 to sprint to 62 mph (100 kmh) in 4.4 seconds.

The interior showcases interesting future technologies such as multimodal rotary controls that incorporate miniature OLED screens, which reconfigure to reflect the different functions that can be performed via the controls, all of which are designed for maximum compatibility between what a sports car needs and being able to drive it on a daily basis.

At the moment the car will the unveiled as a concept at Frankfurt but let’s just hope that some of these incredible features will actually make it into the final production model.

Lets hope the other ‘british’ manufacturers take heed and start showing some imagination in their designs.

j.

 

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