Expect New Cars From Former Jaguar Design Chief

Wed 17th Jul 2019

Ian Callum, the man behind the Aston Martin DB7 and Jaguar F-type has revealed that his days of designing stunning motors are far from over.

The 65-year-old recently announced his departure from leading Jaguar’s design team, after spending 20 years at the helm being responsible for classics such as the original XK and the I-Pace, but in a far reaching interview with Car and Driver magazine, Callum has said that he has big plans for more motors, with his own consultancy firm named ‘Callum’.
The new company already has a staff of 18, with the promise of some exciting projects on rethinking luxury goods, and also reimagining some of the cars he has already worked on.

"I'd like to take some of the cars I've designed and maybe redo them a little bit," Callum said in Car and Driver. "It's a good starting point because I think I've got the right to take those cars and do something with them, whether they are Astons or Jaguars. But ultimately I want to do something more than that—to work on forward-looking projects. I don't want to be seen as just a chop shop.

There is the chance to take iconic designs and make them a bit better, to take them to the level they deserve to be at," he said, "but I want to be looking forward. That's where design should always be."