Jaguar XK-1 Design Concept Resurrects the Classic D-Type

Like all sports and premium carmakers with a long presence in the industry, Jaguar has created some models, which for one reason or the other, have withstood the test of time and become legends.

The D-Type is one such model. Produced between 1954 and 1957, the sports racing car with the distinct shapes and lines won the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race in 1955, 1956 and 1957. It is this classic model that inspired the creation of the Jaguar XK-I Concept by Mudit Gupta, a design student from the DSK ISD International School of Design in Pune, India.

Gupta says some elements of the car also pay homage to other sports cars from Jaguar’s past, including the D-Type’s predecessor, the C-Type as well as its successor of sorts, the E-Type.

“The theme selected was ‘light and iconic’,” said Gupta about the XK-I. “To develop that I tried to do a light painting experiment with the help of a classic jaguar proportioned mule, which helped me understand the key elements that strike someone when they are told to interpret a jaguar in thin air.”

Designer: Mudit Gupta, Story References: Carbodydesign

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