Saturday 21 January 2017

Swagger Jaguar

The J-Type Jag would be the big brother to the F-Type, and rival to the Porsche 911, Mercedes-AMG GT, and Audi R8. It would be positioned as a sports/muscle car rather than a GT car like the discontinued XK.

Design-wise, the J-Type is roughly halfway between classic Jaguar and modern Jaguar - long and low, with a three-box shape, but also detailed with contemporary Jag design cues. There are no rear seats, so unlike many in its class the J-Type is a strict two-seater and doesn't pretend to have room for four.

The car would receive a ∼500bhp V8 shared with the next-gen Jag XJ, which would power the rear wheels.

Monday 2 January 2017

Vauxhall Olympia B

Olympia was a name used in the 60s for a fastback coupé version of the contemporary Opel Kadett, which was the equivalent of today's Astra. Fitting then, that this name should be revived for a fastback coupé based on the Astra's platform.

Following the decline of the traditional two-door coupé market, I've decided to give the modern Olympia a trendy four-door coupé silhouette. It also marks a return of the pillar-less hardtop - a body-style which was common on 20th-century American and Japanese cars, but is now (I think, correct me if I'm wrong) extinct in four-door cars.

It would be sold as a Vauxhall, Opel or Buick, depending on the market.