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Jaguar sends out a message with the C-X16..

With just over a week to go until it’s unveiling at the Frankfurt motor show, Jaguar has released another image – this time of the soon-to-be-revealed C-X16 sports car hiding under the covers during filming in the Graian Italian Alps.

As teasers go, it’s distinctly underwhelming, but it got me thinking about the location of the film shoot and what this tells us about Jaguar’s new 911 rival.

Aston V8 Vantage Roadster vs Porsche 911 Targa 4S vs Mercedes SL63 AMG – New Videos

We’ve got two videos to join this week’s feature comparing the SL63 AMG, 911 Targa 4S and Aston V8 Vantage Roadster. Part 1 features Chris Harris driving all three cars and and sharing his initial impressions.

In Part 2 Chris is joined by Richard Meaden and Jethro Bovingdon as they decide which is their favourite fresh-air sports car.

Open Warfare – Aston V8 Vantage Roadster vs Porsche 911 Targa 4S vs Mercedes SL63 AMG – New Feature

The best way to ruin a performance coupe? In the past the answer has always been to simply chop off its roof. Undeterred Aston, Mercedes and Porsche claim open air thrills and dynamic resolve aren’t mutually exclusive.

We take three fresh-air models from each of them and drive them through Wales. In December. Foolhardy you might think, but if they fail to appeal in this most scenic British principality, then what hope is there in the gridlocked cities where most of them will naturally reside.