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Jaguar C-X16 prototype testing at the Nurburgring

Jaguar Spyshots of the C-X16 Mule

Here we have got the latest and clearest Spyshots of the C-X16 Mule which was revealed in Concept form in Frankfurt in 2011.

As you can see this is no ground up chassis which will be used in the final form but this shorter wheel based mule is testing the power train which will be ultimately mated to the production prototypes.

C-X16 is powered by an experimental hybrid powertrain that combines a new all-alloy 3.0 Litre V6 Supercharged engine with a performance-boosting electric motor inspired by Formula One’s Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS).

C-X16’s is constructed from an all aluminium body shell .

A unique combination of lightness, strength and torsional rigidity results in greater handling agility, faster acceleration, shorter braking distances and improved fuel economy in comparison to an equivalent steel-bodied car.

It is being billed as having 380hp along with 332 (lb ft) of torque mated to a 8 Speed Gearbox with integrated KERS.

0 to 60 will be achieved in a very respectable 4.4 and a top speed limited at 186mph and unbelievably a combined 41 mpg.

If Jaguar pull this car off with them specs they will be competing with the likes of Porsche Panamera and the Mighty M5.

Roding Roadster Prototype Testing on the Nordschleife

Today we spotted the strange but intriguing prototype from Roding Automobile.

The Roding is a two-seater mid-engine sports cars with carbon fiber chassis and a powerful turbo engine. Due to consistent lightweight in connection with the compact six-cylinder engine for maximum driving dynamics and performance is achieved.

A strong character design and sporty driving characteristics – a Roding based only on your personal needs. Self-confident, modern and spirited is the unique vehicle concept sets new standards in the roadster segment.

The uncompromising agility and powerful occurrence to make the experience a most individual way of German engineering and innovative lightweight and not least automotive enthusiasm. For each Roding in modern manufacturing hand-made and customizable on request in detail.

The car is powered by a Turbo Powered Ford 5 cylinder engine (Focus ST) which delivers more than 300ps and 400nm of fun delivered to the rear wheels the weight is an impressive 900kg thanks to the carbonfibre construction.

This means a power to weight ratio of nearly 3kg per HP, What do you think????