Jaguar C-X16 concept (2011) the first official sketch

By Ben Pulman
First Official Pictures
17 August 2011 00:00

This is Jaguar’s new sub-XK sports car. As we revealed back in 2009, Jaguar is working on an all-new small sports car, nicknamed the XE, to compete with Porsche’s best – and this is it.
This official design sketch teases the concept car (dubbed C-X16, the hybrid supercar concept isthat will appear at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show in September.

What do we know about the Jaguar C-X16 concept?

Jaguar is keeping mum on most of the details – it’ll announce more at the Frankfurt show – but we scooped a lot of the information two years ago.
Underneath the almost-certainly-gorgeous body will be a lightweight aluminium platform with a front/mid-engined layout, and V6 petrol engines (in 275bhp naturally aspirated or 350bhp supercharged forms) sending power to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.
The drop-top comes first in 2013, while coupe and R versions arrive by 2015. And that means the next XK is pushed more upmarket.