Few days left for the official opening of the doors IAA Frankfurt Motor Show and it is noteworthy that the wait has not been easy; the leading brands in the automotive world will meet and have aroused anxiety of many with their respective “appetizer”.
Such is the case of feline house Coverty has surprised us with a new concept that is not too far from its production version. It is the younger brother of the C-X75 , which is called C-X16 . This move makes clear that Jaguar does not want to let loose nor out. With the launch of the C-X75, the brand aimed at a newly established Porsche 916 Spyder by segment , but their attempts to dominate the automotive market do not end there, this time the Jaguar C-X16 with dimensions of 4.445mm long, 2.048mm wide and 1.323mm high and a main engine based on a turbocharged V-6 threaten the sport compact segment.
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This new engine 6 – cylinder oriented V offers the lucky driver the figure of 374 hp and a torque of 450Nm torque also is complemented by a new system of energy recovery braking comprising an electric motor which injected 93 hp and 235Nm extras to the main engine. This electric motor releases its modest power through a button located on the steering wheel , which is called Push to Pass. Making a simple sum can see that when the new system Push to Pass the driver is enabled has 467 hp and 685nm , figures that put this cat in the major leagues with enough courage to stand up to a Porsche Carrera 911 or Audi R8 .
Concerning the design, sportiness and aggressiveness are 2 words that well describe what this model represents. Escape 4 – necked, large air intakes, large diameter wheels, headlights that mimic feline eyes . What more can you ask? This car has everything to become the leader in its segment, and even threaten upper segments.
We will have to wait until the start of the Frankfurt Motor Show to view live and direct, but until that time comes, enjoy this video that leaves nothing to the imagination.