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Update: Jaguar C-X16 Concept Teased On Video Ahead Of Frankfurt Debut

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Jaguar C-X16 concept official sketch

Jaguar C-X16 concept official sketch

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The Frankfurt Motor Show is fast approaching, even though the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has yet to happen, and the previews and teasers for the German show are coming just as quickly. The latest to arrive is the Jaguar C-X16 concept, teased here in this first official sketch.

Looking an awful lot like the current range of Jaguar XK coupes, the C-X16 promises to show the future of Jaguar sports car design. While the proportions may be familiar, the concept will likely have unique, forward-looking details in the lights, aerodynamics, and interior.

As Jaguar's director of design, Ian Callum, puts it, "Great Jaguars have always been beautiful, innovative and have looked firmly to the future. The finished C-X16 concept has the potential to do these things while retaining the ability to surprise, to excite and invigorate."

Yep, that's a lot of double-talk, but global brand director Adrian Hallmark has some more informative words about the C-X16: "Jaguar has set in place bold, ambitious plans for the future. This production concept demonstrates the depth of design and engineering ability we have within Jaguar to make these plans come to life – I look forward to sharing this latest, exciting step at the Frankfurt Motor Show."

Calling it a production concept means it's less likely to be a pure design exercise and more a nearly-ready street vehicle--though Jaguar has shown it's willing to take a design concept to production under the right circumstances, as it is planning to do with the C-X75. A new Jaguar coupe that packs proven proportions with new engineering and details? Frankfurt should be exciting this year.

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Comments (4)
  1. can you say V8 Vantage???
    while the Aston is a beautiful looking car, come on Ian get that lazy drawing style fixed and pen something like an evolution of the XKR and not an AM copy
     
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  2. Well, he did design the C-X75, which I think is one of the most unique looking supercars even if it is just a concept still.

    I think this will look shorter than the Vantage, and the nose higher, giving it almost a closed fist look up front, like it's ready to punch someone in the face.

    Love it.
     
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  3. you mean like the similarly styled front end of the 370z?
    lets face it iconic designs in cars are a rarity, and always borrow heavily from either that which has gone before in their own stable, or from other marques.
    im not saying i hate it or wouldnt like it, its jsut that its a design that already looks to exist
     
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  4. you mean like the similarly styled front end of the 370z?
    lets face it iconic designs in cars are a rarity, and always borrow heavily from either that which has gone before in their own stable, or from other marques.
    im not saying i hate it or wouldnt like it, its jsut that its a design that already looks to exist
     
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