The Jaguar C-X16 was unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2011. The C-X16 is a two-seater sports car with a difference. A concept car that delivers a bold statement of our future design and technological intent.
“Jaguar has always had a sporting heart, and the C-X16 is the perfect embodiment of our vision for a true 21st century Jaguar sports car. It's fast; it's beautiful; and it highlights our commitment to the development of sustainable powertrain technologies. It embodies the established Jaguar strengths of sensual design, animal-like agility and inspirational performance, and combines these with attributes that set us on a course for the low-emissions sports cars of the future,” says Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director for Jaguar.
Like the C-X75 concept car before it, the C-X16 leaves no doubt that this is a performance car. And, also like the C-X75, the car's edgy looks are more than backed up by impressive statistics. This is a concept car capable of sprinting from a standstill to 62 mph in just 4.4 seconds, with a top speed of 186 mph, and can accelerate from 50 mph to 75 mph in just 2.1 seconds.3
The C-X16's aluminum bodywork is wrapped as tightly as possible around its advanced mechanicals, its lithe stance highlighting its dynamic ability. The use of simple but purposeful lines allied to a low sweeping roof and tail give the C-X16 a muscular, sculpted look that can only be a Jaguar.
Ian Callum, Jaguar Design Director, agrees, "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. Look at the C-X16 and you want to drive it—and that's just how a Jaguar sports car should make you feel."