Jaguar F-Type Named 2013 World Car Design of the Year
Designed as a successor to the famous Jaguar E-Type, the F-Type has made the first steps towards achieving classic status by architecture. Conceived by Ian Callum, the two-door roadster was picked by the World Car of the Year jury members from an initial list of 43 vehicles.
The other two vehicles that entered the final were British grand-tourer Aston Martin Vanquish and Japanese mid-size sedan Mazda6. No less than 66 journalists from 23 countries have voted in the 2013 World Car Design of the Year based upon five design expert's recommendations.
"No design project has given me greater pleasure than the creation of the F-Type. It’s a project I’ve looked forward to from the moment I joined Jaguar, and it’s one that’s given my team and I great satisfaction. The F-Type is a sports car that is true to Jaguar’s design values – beauty of line and purity of form – and I’m honored that the World Car of the Year Design jury has recognized our work with this award," Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum said.
In other related news, the Volkswagen Golf VII was named the 2013 World Car of the Year, while the Performance and the Green award have been given to the Porsche Boxster / Cayman, and the Tesla Model S respectively.