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Jaguar C-X16 Concept unveiled at LA Show

Jaguar has pulled the wraps off a stunning Neutron White Jaguar C-X16 Concept at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show in the US. Is it just us or has Jaguar got some of the best-looking vehicles at this year’s show?

The Jaguar C-X16 is designed to compete with rivals such as the Porsche 911, as a relatively compact, rear-wheel drive sports coupe. The C-X16 goes a step further though by including generous dashes of fuel-saving technology.

It’s predominately powered by a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine developing 280kW of power and 450Nm of torque. The unit is matched up to a KERS-style hybrid system which adds another 70kW and 235Nm.

The hybrid element can be initiated to provide boosts in power at the touch of a button on the steering wheel. The electric motor system can also provide fully electric drive for speeds up to 80km/h.

Jaguar says the Jaguar C-X16 Concept is able to crack 0-100km/h 4.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 300km/h. As a bonus to the performance, average fuel consumption is rated at just 6.9L/100km.

This simply magnificent Neutron White Jaguar C-X16 Concept will be used to test buyer’s reaction in the US market. Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars, recently said,

“As it’s an indication of how a Jaguar sports car may look in the future, we’re eager to gauge the reaction to the C-X16 here in the important North American market, and the Los Angeles Auto Show provides us with the perfect platform to do so.”

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.