- Mar 12, 2011
Bertone shows off Jaguar B99 design sketches, still won't be built
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.