Compact 2-seater coupe comes with a powerful hybrid drivetrain including a 3.0 liter V6 with 380 HP.

Jaguar has unveiled the C-X16 ahead of the concept's debut at the Frankfurt motor show next week.

The C-X16 is a 2-seat rear-wheel drive coupe with a hybrid drivetrain and a perfect 50:50 weight distribution between the two axles. The compact measures 4,445 mm in length, 2,048 mm in width and 1,297 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,622 mm, making it the smallest Jaguar since the 1950s.

The concept is powered by a 3.0 liter V6 with an output of 380 PS (280 kW / 375 hp) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque coupled to an 8-speed gearbox with an integrated motor generator. That generator draws power from a 1.6 kWh battery pack and is able to provide an additional 95 PS (70 kW) and 173 lb-ft (235 Nm) of boost. This boost option is activated from a "Push to Pass' button on the steering wheel. The C-X16 uses regenerative braking to feed the batteries.

That drivetrain provides the C-X16 with a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of just 4.4 seconds and an top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph).

The C-X16 can travel on electric power along for a limited distance and at speeds up to 88 km/h (50 mph). CO2 emissions are 165 g/km.