Ian Callum reveals his take on Jaguar Mark 2
Jaguar Cars director of design, Ian Callum has revealed his own take on the classic Jaguar Mark 2. It took 18 months to reengineer the classic Jaguar.
JAGUAR CARS DIRECTOR of design, Ian Callum, has unveiled his take on the Jaguar Mark 2. The reengineered Mk2 was unveiled at the opening of Classic Motor Cars Limited’s new headquarters (the team that worked with Callum to redesign and reengineer) the classic Jaguar. The hanky was whipped off by legendary Jaguar test driver, Norman Dewis.
According to CMC, the Mark 2 by Callum as it’s being called, took 18 months to complete, with Jaguar’s chief crayon twirler re-thinking the machine for his own use. The aim was to keep the integrity of the original vehicle but give it the odd personal touch by Callum.
Callum said: “The stance of the Mark 2 is already excellent, but I wished to make it even better, with the aim of simplifying the profile of the original Jaguar Mark 2 to create a beautiful ‘performance’ ambiance”.
Under the bonnet is a 4.3-litre V8 petrol engine borrowed from the Jaguar XK and a five-speed manual gearbox. The suspension has also copped a refresh at the front and back with adjustable dampers fitted. The brakes have been upgraded, too.
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