Jaguar fires a warning shot at Porsche with the C-X16 Concept (w/VIDEO)

Jaguar fires a warning shot at Porsche with the C-X16 Concept (w/VIDEO)

Jaguar’s C-X16 production concept will make its global debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 13, reigniting the hopes and desires of fans who have been patiently waiting for an F-Type.

Designed by the same team that produced the Jaguar XJ, XF and XK – headed by Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum – the C-X16 concept points towards future Jaguar sports cars, specifically targeting more compact sports cars such as the Porsche 911.

Jaguar’s XK was always designed as a grand tourer, despite its sporty dynamics, whereas the C-X16 will be designed from the outset with dynamics and performance firmly in focus.

As the concept neared completion Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar Cars commented: ‘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.’

Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars commented: ‘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.’