2011 Frankfurt Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- Sketch of two-door sports car has echoes of Aston Martin.
- Jaguar refers to the car as a "production concept."
- The C-X16 is described as a "precursor to future Jaguar sports cars."
GAYDON, England — Describing it as a "precursor to future Jaguar sports cars," Britain's Jaguar Cars released a sketch of the C-X16 "production concept." The sleek two-door will be formally unveiled in early September, ahead of the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show.
The C-X16 was created by Jaguar Design boss Ian Callum and the team that developed the stunning C-X75 concept at the 2010 Paris Auto Show. Where the C-X75 looked more futuristic, the C-X16 appears to be quite contemporary, with echoes of Aston Martin in its lines — no surprise, considering Callum earlier headed design at Aston Martin.
Jaguar and sister marque Land Rover have embarked on a >multibillion-dollar program to expand their product portfolios over the next five years, including production of the C-X75 supercar.
Jaguar's Global Brand Director Adrian Hallmark said, "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."
Edmunds.com says: The C-X16 likely previews another element of Jaguar's future product program, which the company says "aims to set new class benchmarks in design, vehicle dynamics and technology."