Jag’s new stunner set for lift-off

Charged via brake energy regeneration, the batteries allow the motor to provide an extra 95PS. The result is 0-62mph acceleration in 4.4 seconds, a top speed of 186 mph and acceleration from 50-75 mph of 2.1 seconds.

The C-X16 conceptcan also travel at speeds of up to 50mph under electric power alone and has CO2 emissions of 165g/km.

Jaguar’s design director Ian Callum said: “Jaguars have always been dramatically different. With the C-X16 we have moved the current award-winning design language on to the next generation, creating a car that is the very essence of future Jaguar performance.”