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Here’s another concept that will debut at Frankfurt show, which is shaping out to be quite big and busy fest. The C-X16 is what Jaguar calls a “production concept”, which means that this is a preview of a car that’s heading for the showrooms, not just a flight of fancy.

Designed by the same team behind the current Jaguar XJ, XF and XK – and headed by Jaguar Director of Design 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,” according to the Tata owned British brand.

“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,” said Ian Callum as the concept neared completion.

“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,” added colleague Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director at Jaguar Cars.

Jaguar’s previous sports car concept was the stunning C-X75 of Paris 2010, which shares quite a bit of design similarities with this teaser sketch – a good thing. Click here to see the C-X75.