New Jaguar C-X16 stars at Frankfurt

This means the two-seat sports car is expected to make it into production in future with expected prices of around £50,000 for an entry-level model.

At the Frankfurt Show, Jaguar unveiled the new look for its two-seat sports car, which will sit below the popular Jaguar XK coupe in its entirely British-built line-up.

The Jaguar C-X16, not to be confused with the jet-powered C-X75 supercar unveiled last year, has hints of the XK about its design but adds technology never seen before on a Jaguar.

The headline-snatching technology is undoubtedly the F1-style KERS boost to aid overtaking by adding an extra 94bhp to the 375bhp 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine.

This gives the car Porsche 911-like acceleration and gives an indication of where Jaguar is aiming its newest model.

A 0-62mph time of 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 186mph is expected from the concept but the petrol-electric hybrid powertrain means CO2 emissions are a more-than-respectable 165g/km.

The Jaguar C-X16 displayed at the Frankfurt Motor Show included a luxurious interior decked out in leather with a head up display and cockpit-like cabin.

The concept even featured sunglasses on the Big Cat logo at the front of the car – a controversial feature many expect to not make it into a production model.

The Jaguar C-X16 is purely a concept car for now but as a production concept, it is expected to heavily influence a future two-seat sports car for the British-based manufacturer.

When it arrives, it will expand the Jaguar standard car range to four. The current range includes the Jaguar XF executive saloon, the luxury Jaguar XJ and the Jaguar XK in coupe and convertible variations.