TWR Jaguar XJS Revamped by Magnus Walker and Khyzyl Saleem
【Summary】TWR, the reborn British engineering firm, is launching a "reimagined" Jaguar XJS as its first model. The project involves renowned designer Magnus Walker and digital artist Khyzyl Saleem. The goal is to give new life to the "unloved" XJS and create a fully functioning, performance-driven car. The debut is set for early 2024.
The reborn British engineering firm TWR (Tom Walkinshaw Racing) has provided more information about its upcoming project, revealing that the first model of its new era will be based on the Jaguar XJS. This suggests that the project will involve a comprehensive restomod of the iconic vehicle, with limited availability.
To aid in the development process, TWR has enlisted the expertise of renowned designer and collector Magnus Walker as a Design Consultant. Additionally, Khyzyl Saleem, known for his digital renderings and extreme bodykits produced by his company Live To Offend (LTO), has been chosen to handle the exterior design.
The Jaguar XJS, which made its debut in 1975 and remained in production until 1996, was originally designed by Malcolm Sayer, the same design legend responsible for the beloved E-Type. TWR has previously worked on XJS-based racecars, enhancing the chassis and V12 engine. The new version of the sportscar is described as a reimagined and modernized interpretation, thanks to the collaboration with a world-class engineering team, as well as the input from Magnus Walker and Khyzyl Saleem.
Khyzyl Saleem expressed his excitement about the project, stating that it goes beyond designing a bodykit and involves creating a fully functioning, performance-driven car. He aims to breathe new life into the "unloved" XJS, promising something impressive and badass.
Magnus Walker, who had already envisioned a similar project for the XJS, was thrilled when approached by TWR. He had even discussed the idea of an "outlaw version" with Ian Callum, similar to the XJ6 restomod project for Iron Maiden's drummer Nicko McBrain. Walker believes that the original XJS was misunderstood and has set ambitious goals for TWR's version, emphasizing drivability, usability, and practicality.
TWR plans to unveil further details about the reimagined Jaguar XJS project in early 2024. In the meantime, enthusiasts can catch a glimpse of the sportscar's muscular rear fenders in the official teaser.
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