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Jaguar Unveils Sexy C-X16 Hybrid Coupe at the Frankfurt Motor Show
Posted By Molly Cotter On September 14, 2011 @ 9:46 am In Gallery,Green Transportation,Innovation | No Comments
The 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show is in full swing and we've been seeing some incredibly innovative green vehicles being unveiled, including the newest Jaguar to hit the scene. Not to be outdone by its luxury competitors at the show, the British carmaker revealed the C-X16, its sexy hybrid concept car, and we were excited to see that it has a super charged engine powered by regenerative braking.
The Jaguar C-X16 is different from most hybrid  vehicles because it is not entirely concerned with fuel efficiency  — it just wants to go fast — but achieves those ends in a cleaner way. Most of the car’s power comes from a newly developed V-6  engine that produces 375 horsepower. This system alone can take the C-X16 from zero  to 60 miles per hours in a little over four seconds. 
The electric motor attached to the transmission  runs off a 1.6 killowatt-hour lithium ion battery. This battery  is charged by a kinetic energy recovery system that is also used in Formula 1  racing cars. The kinetic energy given off by the vehicle  is stored in the battery for later use under acceleration, for which the C-X16 features a shiny red button on the steering wheel . One touch of the push-to-pass button and the car will boost  50 to 75 miles per hour in acceleration without emitting  harmful gases or burning up fuel.
The frame of the car is an homage to the super stylish Jaguar coupes of the past. This particular concept vehicle is the smallest coupe  Jaguar has made since the XK120 in 1954 and closely resembles the wildly famous E series Jags from the 1960’s and 1970’s (think Austin Powers ).
The two seater  design makes the vehicle small and compact, emitting lesser amounts of C02  and allowing for engine shut-off at idle. Its size and weight make it one of the greenest  (and certainly fastest) sports cars in existence. Though no one from Jaguar is speaking up about putting the car into production , viewers have noticed that every aspect of the concept vehicle  is technologically feasible. The Jaguar C-X16 may hit the roads earlier than we think.
+ Jaguar C-X16 
via wired 
images from Jaguar
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/jaguar-reveals-its-hybrid-c-x16-retro-coupe-at-the-frankfurt-motor-show/jaguar-c-x16-3/
 hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/flybus-new-hybrid-bus-uses-flywheel-instead-of-battery-to-store-kinetic-energy/
 fuel efficiency: http://inhabitat.com/researchers-studying-how-to-increase-fuel-efficiency-by-changing-our-behavior/
 V-6: http://inhabitat.com/interview-john-viera-of-ford-motor-company/
 zero: http://inhabitat.com/zero-power-digital-cloud-shows-images-and-data-in-the-london-skyline/
 four seconds. : http://inhabitat.com/new-lithium-ion-ultracapacitor-can-charge-tools-in-under-60-seconds/
 transmission: http://inhabitat.com/germany-to-construct-2800-miles-of-transmission-lines-as-it-abandons-nuclear-power-for-renewable-energy/
 battery: http://inhabitat.com/electric-vehicle-battery-cost-to-halve-by-2018/
 Formula 1: http://inhabitat.com/f1-electric-formula-car-worlds-fastest-electric-race-car/
 vehicle: http://inhabitat.com/magneter-magnetic-highway-harvests-kinetic-energy-from-cars-to-generate-electricity/
 steering wheel: http://inhabitat.com/retractable-steering-wheels-should-make-it-easier-to-get-into-tiny-evs/
 boost: http://inhabitat.com/wind-lens-turbines-could-boost-energy-generation-3x/
 emitting: http://inhabitat.com/mercedes-fuel-cell-buses-log-2-million-emission-free-kilometers/
 coupes : http://inhabitat.com/test-drive-inhabitat-takes-the-honda-cr-z-hybrid-sport-coupe-for-a-spin/
 smallest coupe: http://inhabitat.com/protoscar-reveals-lampo3-third-gen-electric-super-coupe/
 Austin Powers: http://inhabitat.com/prefab-friday-karim-rashids-kit24-update/pub_9558_w500h500q75bw1_341816199/
 two seater: http://inhabitat.com/renaults-twizy-to-be-cheapest-electric-vehicle-on-the-market/
 C02: http://inhabitat.com/agustin-otegui-nano-vent-skin/
 greenest: http://inhabitat.com/sydneys-1-bligh-skyscraper-is-australias-greenest-office-tower/
 production: http://inhabitat.com/european-commission-sets-rules-on-environmentally-friendly-biofuel-use/
 concept vehicle: http://inhabitat.com/rimac-concept-one-croatia-quietly-builds-a-1000-horsepower-electric-supercar/
 + Jaguar C-X16: http://www.jaguar.com/gl/en/
 wired: http://www.wired.com/autopia/2011/09/hello-kitty-jaguar-unveils-sexy-hybrid/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wiredautopia+%28Blog+-+Autopia%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
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