A clay model of the Jaguar C-X16 has been exhibited at the Clerkenwell Design Week in London. This life-size version of the concept car was created by a number of artists and sculptures to reveal the artistic side of its design. This is a very original way for the iconic British carmaker to promote their achievement throughout the years.
“Jaguar is one of the most technologically advanced companies in the field of product development but we still believe in the sense of artistry - said Julian Thomson, Advanced Design
Director of Jaguar Cars - Emotional connections are at the heart of our vehicles and the traditional process of working with clay with some of the best sculptors in the world allows us to refine them into the purest surfaces.”
During the event the C-X16 will be joined by other three sculptures based on the E-type and C-X75 models. Jaguar will also display the unique XJ13 created in 1966, an XFR and an XKR-S. The exhibition is being held from today to May 24th.
Regardless of the color of its livery or the Motor Show they take it to, there can be no denial that Jaguar C-X16 Concept is always an absolutely gorgeous car. Following a bunch of snapshots taken live at the Los Angeles Auto Show - that we published a couple of days ago - here is the official photo gallery featuring the same C-X16 in a white dress displayed at the Californian event.
As previously reported, the British carmaker confirmed that the model will soon enter into production, but plans for the possible inclusion of an hybrid powertrain in its engine range - as prospected in Frankfurt at C-X16’s official unveiling, back in September - might be put on hold for a while. Rumor has it that the model will eventually adopt the commercial name ‘XE’ and cost between 70,000 and 80,000 €.
View the full Jaguar C-X16 in white photo gallery
In comparison to what we saw at the last Frankfurt Motor Show, just the color of the livery has changed - going from metallic gray to white - but it’s the only thing. The Jaguar C-X16 prototype currently on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show is exactly the same model showcased at the German event, with no significant modification. Regardless, it is a beauty.
The complete name of this model is Jaguar C-X16 Production Concept, implying that this is the basis on which the British manufacturer is working in view of the future lunch of a luxury coupe.
Design Director Ian Callum confirmed that on behalf of the Coventry-based carmaker, adding that the model will be an hybrid vehicle equipped with a 3.0 V6 engine as well as an electric unit whose combined power should be around the 380 hp figure. The model will also make use of an 8-speed transmission. Jaguar also released some indicative performance figures: 0-100 km/h acceleration (0-62 mph) comes in just 4.4 seconds with a top speed of about 300 km/h (185 mph). Besides, the C-X16 should be able to travel up to 50 mph under electric power alone.