C-X75 Takes Design Cues From Little Known 60′s Beauty – XJ13
Produced to celebrate 75 years of Jaguar the C-X75 is a modern day interpretation of a beloved classic. The C-X75 is a modern take on the most beautiful Jaguar ever made, not the E-Type, but the truly stunning one of a kind Jaguar XJ13.
The little known legend that is the XJ13 was created in the 60’s as a Le Mans racer, one of the fastest cars ever made for its time with curves in all the right places, the XJ13 was, according to Jaguar design director Ian Callum. ’A piece of history, that never actually happened.’
You see the car was designed for a race that would never actually take place. Regulations were changed resulting in all engines needing to be 3 litres. This tragically resulted in the XJ13 never seeing its day in the spotlight. It lost its moment. But for those in the know at Jaguar this was the car they would always default to as being the most beautiful.
It’s therefore no surprise, that when Ian Callum was asked to design a car that celebrated 75 years of jaguar, he took his inspiration from this little known beauty. He says:
“We had no plans to make a car like this, it’s inspired by the XJ13, It gives it its soul, it gives it its character and there are cues in it that are very evident and some are quite different. But for those that know…. They know”
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