By Ian for Ian

North Bridge ( UK ), August 29, 2014

Jaguar 's chief designer Ian Callum has a Jaguar Mark 2 remodeled according to his personal wishes. The legendary classic car was modified optically and technically belonging. Ian Callum wants to use the car itself. Now the finished design piece at the opening of the new headquarters of Classic Motor Cars ( CMC ) was presented. The restoration operation is responsible for the work of Callum Mark 2.

A very personal statement

"This is a very personal statement ," says Callum. " A long-cherished idea that although the Mark 2 has always been a beautiful car, it even more exciting would have in terms of shape and performance can be. The simplicity of form should be preserved, but I wanted to give the design a few modern features. Simplification and clarity. Such was the approach. "

Brought technology into shape

Callum Jaguar Mark 2 was a modified 4.3-liter engine from the Jaguar XK, a manual five-speed transmission, a purpose-built independent rear suspension and larger front brakes. The car is now on 17 - inch spoked wheels, is 30 millimeters and has front and rear bumpers new. As Callum apparently has a heart for vents, got his Mark 2 four of them on each side. They even work and to contribute to better internal ventilation of the optimized engine. The chassis was designed and revised by CMC. Front and rear are now working reinforced springs, adjustable dampers and a stabilizer. In addition, a power steering and outboard rear disc brakes were installed.

Also inside is completely new

Inside, the dashboard has been revamped, there are sports seats that shine as the largest part of the interior in new, red leather and a high-end audio system from Clarion including 16 inches large touch screen. Besides Callum also Formula 1 and motorcycle world champion John Surtees and Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis legend at the unveiling of the " Mark 2 by Callum " were involved. The original Mark 2 was built from the late 1950s to the late 1960s and was successful in touring car racing . ( sw )