This week, Jaguar’s design director Ian Callum received the ‘Minerva Medal’. Awarded by the Chartered Society of Designers, it’s their highest accolade, and only given to recognise lifetime achievement.
Callum is the first car designer to pick up the prize since supercar scribbler Giorgetto Giugiaro, who received the award in 1981. And so in celebration of the Scottish designer’s rich body of work, we’ve gathered together our favourite Callum designs…
Callum’s body of work is comprehensive, and his greatest hits plentiful enough for nearly everything he’s designed to be someone’s favourite. We’d wager most votes will go for this, though, Jaguar’s beautiful hybrid supercar concept.
With 900bhp, development from the Williams Formula One team and styling that’s a world away from the XJ220 it effectively supercedes, it would have put up a pretty strong fight against the LaFerrari, 918 and P1 if Jaguar hadn’t pulled the plug on it. Bah humbug.