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Bertone Jaguar B99

One of the many new concepts introduced this week in Geneva is the Bertone Jaguar B99. Design-wise, it borrowed some styling features of the Ford Interceptor concept and the previous generation XJ model.  The B99 has an aluminum body and measures 4.5 m long, 1.95 m wide and is 1.35 m tall.

Bertone Jaguar B99

In front, you’ll notice the very aggressive fascia, the bold grille as well as the iconic “leaper” hood ornament. Although I’m not a big fan of the car’s design, I do love those “suicide” rear doors, something that I would like to see more often on production model cars. Out in the back, it echoes the front-end with a gloss-black “grille” and taillights that imitate the headlights.

Bertone Jaguar B99

The cabin is minimalist, yet very elegant at the same time. It has premium leather upholstery, a wood trim and various aluminum accents. It sports a full-length center console, a high-tech instrument cluster and rear tray tables.

Bertone Jaguar B99

The Bertone Jaguar B99 is a range-extended EV and packs a lithium-ion battery that sends power to two electric motors that provide a combined power output of 570 hp (578 PS / 425 kW). After the car’s battery is almost drained, a thermal engine acts as a generator in order to recharge it. The B99 can be driven for up to 62 miles (100 km) in electric mode and the range is extended to 435 miles (700 km) when the thermal engine is activated.

Bertone Jaguar B99 GT

Bertone also brought to Geneva the B99 GT, a GT2 racing version that comes with a wider body, a reduced ride height and sits on 19-inch lightweight rims wrapped around in Pirelli PZero race tires. Out in the back it sports a huge spoiler and it has a race-spec interior along with a revised powertrain that uses four electric motors, generating 972 hp (986 PS / 725 kW)!

Source: Bertone via WCF

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