I'm here in Seattle at Jaguar's F-Type launch event, and just heard lead designer Wayne Burgess talk about the design of the car. He mentioned three design easter eggs I thought you might like to know as soon as possible. Because, you know, why should you have to wait?
The first we've discussed before, but it's cool enough that it's worth repeating, and I think I have at least a little something to expand on. It's that the design of the headlights was based on the look of a TIE Fighter from Star Wars. That's right, Sienar Fleet Systems' venerable Twin Ion Engine fighter, the backbone of the Empire's fighting force. In looking at the lights, I think it's actually based on the slightly later TIE Interceptor, what with those angled side solar/radiator panels and all.