Jaguar F-Type – 2013 World Car Design of the Year

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Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar’s very stylish F-Type has been named the 2013 World Car Design of the Year. It’s another feather in the cap of the accomplished career of Ian Callum.

The F-Type came up trumps impressing the specially appointed five-member design panel who said: “Almost Italian at first glance. the clear, analytic and fresh design of the F-Type is the promising dawn for the company’s latest roadster. The rear can’t hide a certain influence of Alfa’s Brera. The sideview is dominated by muscular rear fenders; the front end is a careful evolution of the XK. Sharper—by that more like a driving machine.”

The design experts formed a shortlist that was passed on to the World Car jurors to choose from. Joining the F-Type in the fight for votes were the Aston Martin Vanquish and the Mazda6.

Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar F-Type named 2013 World Car Design of the Year

(NEW YORK, NY) – March 28, 2013 – The 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE has been has been named 2013 World Car Design of the Year. The honor was announced today at a press conference at the New York International Auto Show.

Responding to the news of this latest honor, Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, said,”No design project has given me greater pleasure than the creation of the F-TYPE. It’s a project I’ve looked forward to from the moment I joined Jaguar, and it’s one that’s given my team and I great satisfaction. The F-TYPE is a sports car that is true to Jaguar’s design values – beauty of line and purity of form – and I’m honored that the World Car of the Year Design jury has recognized our work with this award.”

The new Jaguar F-TYPE represents a return to the company’s heart: a two-seat, convertible sports car focused on performance, agility and driver involvement. The F-TYPE is a continuation of a sporting bloodline that stretches back more than 75 years and encompasses some of the most beautiful, thrilling and desirable sports cars ever built. Jaguar cars have always defined sinuous, muscular elegance, and the F-TYPE continues — and advances — this tradition with new, assertive design language.

The World Car Design of the Year is judged by a design panel of five highly respected world design experts who review candidates based on their innovation and style that push established boundaries. A short list is then provided to sixty-six jurors who vote based upon the expert recommendations.