After the C-X75 concept car presented last year which is a top of the range supercar similar in size and shape to our well loved XJ220, Jaguar has been cooking up something nice for us. It's the new C-X16 Concept car which will enter the BMW Z4 and Porsche Cayman's playing field. The new model is an entry level sports car powered by a supercharged 3.0-Liter V6 producing 376 hp. It's already a fair bit of power for a baby Jag, but there's an electric motor mounted to the gear-box that helps the car produce an extra 92 Hp at the push of a button located at the steering wheel.

To provide energy for the electric motor, a 1.6kWh battery pack has been mounted behind the seats for an ideal 50:50 weight distribution. The batteries are charged through a regenerative braking system and the car's performance in full power mode is just astonishing: 0 to 100 Km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.4 seconds, a top speed of 300 Km/h (186 mph) and acceleration from 80 to 120 Km/h (50-75 mph) in 2.1 seconds. As if it wasn't already enough, the car can travel at speeds below 50 mph using nothing but electricity. Stay tuned for the Frankfurt Motor Show next week for more details and enjoy the high res photo gallery below.

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