Words by Hans Gerard Chua | Photos courtesy of Jaguar Cars Limited
 
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Remember our story about a new concept roadster from Jaguar, the C-X16? Well, guess what? The big cat have confirmed that this concept, launched at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, will finally become a reality. Given the official name F-TYPE, it's scheduled to enter production very very soon and we should be able to see it in the sheet metal later this year. The only difference we can see in this early prototype from the concept is that they've turned the coupe into a soft top roadster.
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Words by Christopher Kho | Photos courtesy of Jaguar Cars Limited
 
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The big cat has coughed up a new hairball and looks like it’s ready to pounce at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Codenamed the C-X16, Jaguar's latest super sports car is a 375 horsepower two-seater hybrid that's meant to bang heads with the likes of the Carrera 911, C6 Corvette, and V8 Vantage. Although it's still in the concept phase, the prototype reveals that it should be production ready and is well shaping up to be the XKR's successor
 
With big shoes to fill, the new supercharged 3.0 liter V6 power plant might sound like a downgrade from the XK's V8, but let me assure you that it hasn't lost any of its grunt and purrs just as sweet. Packing 375 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque, the C-X16 leaps from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds and should reach 300 km/h if you've got the balls to keep the pedal to the floor.
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