Jaguar Mark 2 Limited Edition Redesigned by Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum
Ian Callum, Director of Design at Jaguar Cars, has recently redesigned a Jaguar Mark 2, a model produced by the British automaker between 1959 and 1967. The project was originally a personal one, with the restorers over at Classic Motor Cars Limited (CMC) helping with the production process. Due to the overwhelmingly positive response, Callum and CMC have agreed to release a highly exclusive limited run of the new design.
The new Mark 2 was developed over the course of 18 months and boasts lots of modern features, while still maintaining the classic vehicle’s vintage charm. It comes with an improved 4.3-liter V8 engine borrowed from an XK, which is connected to a five-speed manual gearbox and rides 30mm lower on 17-inch split alloy wheels with a fettled independent rear suspension. The bumper sections on both ends have been redesigned by Callum, who has also added massive vertical louvres down each front wing. Changes have also been made on the inside, with the addition of red leather seats and panels, as well as a Clarion multimedia ICE with a 16cm flip-out touchscreen, a surprising inclusion into a car initially manufactured in the 1960s.
The Ian Callum-redesigned Jaguar Mark 2 costs between £350,000 and £375,000 ($575,200 and $616,300).