Eleven years before the Jaguar F-Type you all know and love today, there was another F-Type. It was smaller and lighter, aimed at the Porsche Boxster instead of the 911. But by 2002, it was dead thanks to Jaguar’s pointless Formula One efforts and Ford counting those beans, no doubt.
A noise was heard rippling across the universe last week, a sound as if millions of crappy automotive journalist voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. It was the sound of legendary Jaguar designer Ian Callum proclaiming the sexy Jag wagon dead, and the world was worse off for it. But now, he…
Jaguar Land Rover’s Ian Callum is probably the best person to listen to if you’re interested in car design, and here’s your chance to learn how he got from a small Scottish farming town to creating the Aston Martin DB7 as a freelancer.
The Jaguar F-PACE is finally here to do what Range Rovers do so well: be bigger and sell like hotcakes. It’s spacious alright, but is it as sexy as a proper Jaguar should be? Let’s chat with the guy who designed it.
Ian Callum is the design director of Jaguar, and easily one of the best auto designers working today. He's also remarkably tolerant of a lot of inane questions thrown at him in a pretty short period of time. Also, he's owned four Beetles, hates side marker lights, and would consider an animated Jaguar badge.
Jaguar's classic Mark II could well be the most beautiful sedan ever made. Here's how Jaguar's head designer Ian Callum made it even better.
I had a chance for a quick chat with Ian at the Petersen's new celebrity-curated exhibit about sports coupes and he came up with the perfect name for a car that I'd never thought of.
We always enjoy Ian Callum stopping by and answering our important questions. I mean, who else puts up with pickup-shooting brake-DB7 revival questions like he does?
Ian Callum is one of the driving forces behind the resurgence and renaissance of the Jaguar brand. From the XJ to the F-Type roadster to the amazing new F-Type coupe, Ian is the man. And now he's here to answer all your design questions.
A few years ago, Jaguar decided their cars were becoming stodgy. They looked the same for decades and had begun to stagnate. But then a product renaissance came around in the forms of the all new XK, XF, XJ, and last night it came full circle with the unveiling of the gorgeous F-Type roadster.
Jaguar's latest XJ is almost too sleek for its own good. A recent redesign tossed out all traces of the iconic XJ of old. But is this iteration an actual Jaaaaaaaag? I logged a ton of mileage in a 2012 XJL to see if a whippersnapper would lust after one before he takes up brandy and cigars.
I thought Ray Wert said it best when he declared "I want to pet this pussy" after seeing the Jaguar C-X16. Nope. Ian Callum did it better when he exclaimed moments ago "I want people to feel this car just has to be driven, even before they get inside it" at the sexy concept's preview.
There's no questioning the 2010 Jaguar XJ is controversial in its design. We've compiled a gallery of 68 images to help set the record straight. Pussycat! Faster, Kill!
Thanks to its muscular haunches and hearty flanks, it's almost impossible to find a bad viewing angle of Jaguar's new XK. Meet it dead-on, however, and a sad baby-seal face heaves into sight unexpectedly, spoiling the sexy mood. AutoWeek spoke with designer Ian Callum, who staunchly defends his design, but blames…