Jaguar F-Type: Flaming V8

Victoria Terminus (now called Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus) and the municipal headquarters building in Mumbai. Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi. The scores of colonial churches and administrative buildings in Bangalore.

These are only three examples of the beautiful and intricately detailed architecture left behind by the British across the country. You probably walk past these buildings every day, and still can’t resist stopping to admire the sheer brilliance of their scale and detail.

That was British art from more than a century ago. And then there’s this recent example – the Jaguar F-Type. It was created by Jaguar’s Director of Design, Ian Callum, who’s worked with Ford, Aston Martin and TWR, before he and his team sat down to sketch out the F-Type. The new F – with its bold headlamps placed just above the huge grille, single horizontal slat, dab of chrome with scoops on the side, and splitter at the bottom – is the most sporty looking sportscar today. All of that seamlessly gels into the side with sharp creases running all the way to the sweeping tail lamps that look especially distinct at night.