Earlier today at a private event in Los Angeles, Jaguar presented an updated version of the C-X16 Concept that initially debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show back in September. The car, freshly clad in a coat of White Pearl paint, was presented by Jaguar design chief Ian Callum who all but confirmed that a version of the C-X16 would be put into production.

The C-X16 Concept certainly looks ready to takes its place as a modern rendition of the E-Type with various design cues that pay tribute to the legendary two-seater. The technical aspects of the car are anything but retro, however, with a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 under the hood paired with an electric motor built into the 8-speed transmission. The combination produces 468 horsepower and 505 lb-ft torque, which Jaguar says is good for a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph.

Whether items like the hybrid power system will make it into production is certainly questionable, along with the trick side-opening rear hatch (an E-type tribute) and the stunning red leather interior with carbon fiber race seats that are more likely to remain conceptual features only.

You can see our live photos of the updated C-X16 Concept sporting its new White Pearl paint in the high-res gallery above.


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      Mel @ aWingThing.COm
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow I just think this car is so sexy. It's simple and pure. The proportions are classic and the styling is not overwrought.
        recharged95
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mel @ aWingThing.COm
        Sure makes you think that Aston NOW has a real competitor. This car is a home run for Jag. Jaguar: welcome back.
      CarCrazy24
      • 3 Years Ago
      Absolutely gorgeous. Just put it into production already!
      • 3 Years Ago
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      PeriD
      • 3 Years Ago
      i just had a kid in front of the showroom "I have to have this one day" moment. Beautiful, beautiful car. I really hope they keep the side opening rear hatch more than anything else for some reason. Love that. Great job Jaguar.
      Bryan G
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car looks really good... along with the rest of the jaguar line-up... Ford sold the wrong luxury division... they shouldve sold lincoln
      Renaurd
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now that is a beautiful automobile.
      JasonERF
      • 3 Years Ago
      All they need to remember is the more they tone it down for production, the less people will care about it. It's perfect.
      Hello Mike & Geo
      • 3 Years Ago
      The C-X16 has definitely a much sharper and aggressive design than the generic and tired looking XK. That car is so dated, it's depressing, and should be revamped immediately 'cause it isn't selling, none of them are for that matter. Very disappointed in the new designs of this generation of Jags, there's a huge disconnect and they seem to have lost their way. Not to say that the C-X16 isn't generic looking also, because it is, it looks like a blend of something British with Japanese influence, but it's a huge improvement and in the right direction. The entire line needs to be redesigned again to resemble the original beauty and distinction. These cars use to be in a class by themselves, to say you owned a "Jag" was to say you had arrived, you had the finest taste in cars, as if they had no competition and they were only second to Rolls and Bentleys. Now, they look like "a put together", an experiment of sorts, the tail lights seem foreign to the rest of the body and the fronts, even with the grills, are unrecognizable as true Jaguars. This has been a complete departure for a car maker whose trademark of elegance and refinement was known throughout the world as the ultimate in achievement. The transition or evolution, if you can call it that, has suffered a tremendous loss of identity and recognition, something we hope it'll start to regain with the introduction of the C-X16.
      JF
      • 3 Years Ago
      My opinion: looks like a generic sportscar. There is nothing Jaguar-ish about it.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @JF
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      CruzControl
      • 3 Years Ago
      I feel like this already looks outdated.
      Eta Carinae
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would want this over an R8, now that says a lot !
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      this is starting to look like the XKR below - and the XKR looks really tired, they keep sticking things on it to freshen it up but the overall forn and grill shape just look tired
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