The Jaguar E-Type celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. And it seems about that long now that its rebirth has been in the making. Or at least the rumormill.

While the XK might to some seem like its successor, the luxury coupe is considerably heftier and more sedate, much as there is to love about it. A sportier model to slot in below it – in terms of both price and size – has been touted for some time, and now it appears to be nearing its manifestation at long last.

The sketch above and the press release after the jump represent the first Officially Official confirmation from Jaguar of its plans for a new sportscar – if only in "production concept" form for now. Dubbed C-X16, it looks taut (like a tiger, er... jaguar) and ready to pounce on the Porsche Cayman et al.

The concept coupe is slated for debut at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show, after which we're promised a production version. So come, all ye faithful, and witness the return of the E-Type – or at least something like it. Click past the jump for a brief teaser video and the official press release.



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FIRST GLANCE: JAGUAR C-X16
Jaguar Reveals Preview of Concept Vehicle to Debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show


MAHWAH, N.J., August, 16, 2011 - The Jaguar C-X16 production concept will make its global debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 13.

Designed by the same team that produced the Jaguar XJ, XF and XK, headed by Jaguar's Design Director Ian Callum, the C-X16 concept is a precursor to future Jaguar sports cars that will aim to set new class benchmarks in design, vehicle dynamics and technology.

As the concept neared completion Ian Callum, Design Director, Jaguar Cars commented, "Great Jaguar cars 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, 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."


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      Jameskey
      • 3 Years Ago
      If this car comes with a 6spd manual transmission, I will have to sell my matchbox collection and acquire one.
      JasonERF
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm so friggin excited for this car... BUT... It MUST be beautiful to succeed.
      jls11778
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just tried to watch the tease video of the C-X16 concept. Can we really get teased by what we can't see??? I can only surmise it looks like a scaled down C-X75. From the drawing table to the tarmac will be very exciting to see! I also watched Jay Leno review and get to drive the C-X75 concept car amazing piece of metal! Would love to spend the day in his garage! I'm in complete garage envy!!!
        Sukairain
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jls11778
        Yes, we always want the things we can't have - Maserati Birdcage 75th, Pininfarina P4/5, Infiniti Essence, Jag C-X75, Corvette Centennial, Mazda Furai, Citroen GT, Red Bull X-1, Renault Dezir, Alpha Romeo 2uettottanta...... Incidentally all of my favorite concept cars look like fish.
          jls11778
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Sukairain
          Nice lineup! You better start building a big garage for all those beauties! Hard work and perseverance will get you every where. Okay and lot of money!!! Yes it's odd I know for a girl to have garage envy i'm often told they broke the mold when they made me. I have a huge crush if you put feelings for a car in jaguars. I hate to say it but that Maserati birdcage is one of the best cars in your line up!
          jls11778
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Sukairain
          Nice lineup! You better start building a big garage for all those beauties! Hard work and perseverance will get you every where. Okay and lot of money!!! Yes it's odd I know for a girl to have garage envy i'm often told they broke the mold when they made me. I have a huge crush if you put feelings for a car in jaguars. I hate to say it but that Maserati birdcage is one of the best cars in your line up!
      kcroc10077
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now add a six speed manual (for those who like to row our own) and a DCT (for those who don't) and you've got a deal. Please, please don't put a traditional slush box in it. {I know, wishful thinking}
      X
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jaguar and Aston Martin VERY similar design dna/Language/style and whatever because they had the same DESIGNER. Ian Callum was the Design director for Both Jaguar and Aston Martin. The cars he designed Aston Martin DB7,the DB9 and the Vanquish,((EVEN the Vantage is one of his principle works)), and the Jaguar XK and new XJ. Now that he is not part of Aston Martin you can see whats happening with the design,Jaguar style is much more higher end,yet his designs are STILL everywhere on Aston Martin cars (ps if its not broken DON'T fix,lol).
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Agilis
      • 3 Years Ago
      Some of the comments before this one show just how gullible people can be. I mean c'mon, Jaguar's PR department decided to release a video of practically nothing featuring a sketch of a car. Looks like Jaguar's PR team wants to create the hype so early into the game that they don't even have a car yet, instead a sketch. Hell, maybe for their next video the car can have the sketch colored in.
        Classic_Engr
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Agilis
        Earlier this year Jaguar teased a few sketches of the CX-75, then just a few weeks later, blew everyone's imagination with an example that practically defines the term "concept car", winning several awards in the process. So RELAX, take a chill pill, don't worry, take it easy. The car will be there. Frankfurt is only a few weeks away. Besides, what do you care? you don't really care about Jaguar, so why are you so touchy about it?
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Agilis
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      mmapying
      • 3 Years Ago
      in other news, jaguar unveils aston martin
      Albert Kross Wang
      • 3 Years Ago
      just turbocharge it, and it's damn near perfection, can't wait for the reveal~ somebody get a spy shot pls~~!!!!
      bahill99
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm in love!
        Agilis
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bahill99
        With a black & white sketch? Here, I sketched a tree, now you can be in love with a tree and a Jaguar.
          Classic_Engr
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Agilis
          Don't be a hater, "bro." You couldn't sketch a decent tree if you tried, much less a concept car like this. I'll bet you're not much good at anything beside posing with your bluetooth in your ear. It's called a "teaser" for a reason. The car will be at Frankfurt. So don't get your tight little pink panties in a bind, OK junior? Lord knows you won't be there anyway. Your adolescent negativity says a great deal more about you than about the teaser video. Have you ever even driven a recent Jaguar?
      • 3 Years Ago
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      4gasem
      • 3 Years Ago
      So, will there be an all new inline 6 for it too? That'd be cool! Maybe a twin turbo I-6.
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