• Mar 12, 2011
Bertone Jaguar B99 Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

Jaguar already made it clear that it's not interested in bringing the Bertone B99 Concept to life, but that hasn't stopped Bertone from unleashing a barrage of images and details related to its mid-sized concept. The firm says that the B99 sports a wheelbase of around 9.1 feet, and that the bodywork would be all hand-formed aluminum. Something tells us that little detail would get the boot if the B99 ever made it to the production line.

According to CarBodyDesign, Bertone specifically wanted to abandon the typical wedge shape predominate among sports sedans in favor of a three-volume look that places the headlights and the taillights on the same plane.

While the interior features an assortment of high-tech goodies, Bertone says that buyers could expect to find an extended-range hybrid system under the hood, complete with twin electric motors and a range-extending internal combustion engine good for a combined 570 horsepower.

Of course, Jaguar would first have to greenlight the project, which doesn't look to be happening. Ever.



[Source: CarBodyDesign]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow!! A word to jaguar.. pull ur heads out of ur asses!! Just because you guys didn't come up with this doesn't mean u should just dump it to the curb.. Instead of you guys to be proud of Bertone and actually acknowledge their efforts you flatout dump them. If Ian McCullum actually designed this you guys would've been sooooo full of yourselves by now, claiming how innovative y'all are and what not. Its ur loss jag, and a big one for that matter.
      • 3 Years Ago
      What's this bunk about "design language"? C'mon, nobody in their right mind has a poster of the current XJ tacked up over their bed - it's just plain ugly and screams "look at me!" $80K hatchback as a Jag? Bill Lyons and Malcolm Sayer are turning over in their graves.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Probably end up being a Lexus...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jaguar are complete idiots declining this dropdead gorgeous design. The car is stunning in every detail.
      • 3 Years Ago
      it's beautiful, really well resolved details and gorgeous overall look, but oddly for Bertone, it's about 10 years behind the times. Jaguar might have been sold on this look in 2000, but they've just started to move their design game along, and this doesn't fit. It's really too bad, but I don't know what Bertone was thinking. Going retro fo Jaguar, even as beautifully as this car is, is a brain-dead decision in 2011. Bertone used to look 10-20 years ahead, not behind.
      • 3 Years Ago
      So... what's up with the nude chic at the top of the one pic...? Am I the only one to spot that?
      • 3 Years Ago
      too bad for jaguar. this is exactly the pure essence of jaguar - sleek fast and innovative.

      too bad the owners at jaguar dont understand the heart of jaguar.

      they just ant to make german competitors, but because of so they will be one step behind the germans.

      this is the car they exactly need to show they are still jaguar and wipe out german competition.

      i hope bertone makes them realize how this is the most jaguar of any car jaguar has ever made.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Huge improvement over the original, but still needs something IMO.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It is a beautiful concept, could have definitely made a nice evolution of the XJ. But to echo everyone else, the concept was built for the old design language and has no place at Jag with their current design theme.
      • 3 Years Ago
      it looks nice but for a 1998 Jag we are in 2011 man...
      • 3 Years Ago
      While I agree that it's a little bit behind the times with Jaguar's current offerings, I have to say that I like it better! Too bad Bertone didn't sketch this up a few years ago...
      • 3 Years Ago
      As stunning at it's, I don't think this car suits Jaguar's current design language, they should design this before the new XK and the new XF......

      then it will be more possible that Jaguar decide to build it
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yeah it seems like an interim step. I won't say a step backwards in design, beautiful as it is, but it's not the direction Jaguar is headed.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Dear Bertone-

        Give it up, it's not gonna happen.

        Sincerely,
        Jaguar
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