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Jaguar C-XF Concept

Jaguar C-XF Concept

Jaguar C-XF Concept

Jaguar C-XF Concept

Jaguar C-XF Concept interior
Make Jaguar
Model C-FX
Concept year 2007
Production year 2008 (Jaguar XF)
Engine 4.2 litre V8

The Jaguar C-XF Concept unveiled at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show was a preview of the Jaguar S-Type successor, the Jaguar XF.

The Jaguar C-XF concept was designed by Ian Callum, also responsible for the latest Aston Martin's and the latest Jaguar XK.

The Jaguar C-XF concept is almost unrecognisable as a Jaguar product, so different is the new design direction for the company. A large rectangular grille flanked by two slit-like headlights dominates the front of the vehicle, while the bulging bonnet hints at the capabilities of the potent 4.2 litre V8 beneath, a unit which produces 420 horsepower and is capable of propelling the C-XF at 180 mph. Theoretically.

From the side view the Jaguar C-XF Concept shares a similar profile to the Aston Martin Rapide Concept, both are high-performance 4-door coupes.

Inside the Jaguar C-XF Concept the occupants sit in a cockpit, with the high-mounted, aluminum centre console flowing around them. There are four individual sports seats, with enough room in the rear for a pair of six foot adults.

The cabin of the Jaguar C-XF Concept offers a reinterpretation of the classic wood and leather themes. carbon fibre-pattern leather is used in partnership with semi-aniline hide on the seats. Elements of the doors and transmission tunnel have been carved from Poplar wood and then scorched to create a satin feel.

All concept cars have unusual features, gimmicks, but these are part of the reason concept cars are so interesting. The Jaguar C-XF is no exception. Upon entering the driver’s seat the Power button pulses on the centre console, representing the ‘heartbeat’ of the C-XF. Push the button and concentric rings withdraw to leave the gear selector in your hand. At the same time, beams of blue light emanate from the instrument panel and the front grille, marking the moment at which the engine is brought to life. Jaguar want this series of events to make the C-XF Concept feel as if it is coming alive. Although it is highly unlikely this elaborate system will make it to production, a toned down version is feasible.

Similar and related concept vehicles:
Jaguar X180
Jaguar F-Type
Jaguar R-D6
Jaguar R-Coupe
Jaguar AL Coupe

Related production cars:
  2008 Jaguar XF SV8

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