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The Wild, Unregulated World of Sports Supplements

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Frankfurt Motor Show 2019: preview

Frankfurt Motor Show 2019: preview

The 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show opens to the world’s press on Thursday 12th September. It’s one of the biggest events in the motoring calendar, having attracted as many as 850,000 visitors in previous years and is often the show of choice for some of Europe’s biggest […]

£2m Government artificial intelligence project to scan local roads for safety issues

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Jaguar XJ13 prototype reborn as Ecurie Ecosse LM69

Jaguar XJ13 prototype reborn as Ecurie Ecosse LM69

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New Audi SQ7 TDI launched

New Audi SQ7 TDI launched

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An Alien-Hunting Russian Tech Mogul May Help Solve a Space Mystery

An Alien-Hunting Russian Tech Mogul May Help Solve a Space Mystery

In spring 2007, David Narkevic, a physics student at West Virginia University, was sifting through reams of data churned out by the Parkes telescope—a dish in Australia that had been tracking pulsars, the collapsed, rapidly spinning cores of once massive stars. His professor, astrophysicist Duncan […]

Apple’s 2020 iPhones could be getting 120Hz displays

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New BMW 1 Series 2019 review

New BMW 1 Series 2019 review

Back in 2003, when BMW first unleashed its all-new 1 Series into the premium family car market, the firm proudly claimed it as the best rear-wheel-drive hatchback in the world. But although the then-new 1 Series was good to drive, practical it was not – […]

New BMW M135i 2019 review

New BMW M135i 2019 review

On paper the new £36,430 BMW 135i xDrive has it all. A brand new 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that produces more power than any other four-cylinder production motor in BMW’s history. A highly sophisticated new part-time four-wheel drive system that generates enough traction to make your […]

Ian Callum launches a new design and engineering brand

Ian Callum launches a new design and engineering brand

Jaguar’s former design director Ian Callum has announced that he is setting up his own styling and engineering consultancy, called CALLUM. The Scot, who left the Jaguar role last month after two decades at the helm of its design team, is teaming up with senior […]


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Jaguar’s former design director Ian Callum has announced that he is setting up his own styling and engineering consultancy, called CALLUM. The Scot, who left the Jaguar role last month after two decades at the helm of its design team, is teaming up with senior engineers for the project, which will be based in Warwickshire and release its first project in September.

Naturally, Callum himself will act as the firm’s design director. Throughout his career, he has penned a range of award-winning automotive designs, including the Aston Martin Vanquish, Vantage and DB9 and the Jaguar F-Type, XJ and I-Pace. David Fairbairn, the man behind the Jaguar Lightweight E-Type, will also feature in the company’s line-up.

Ian Callum resigns as Jaguar’s Director of Design

Adam Donfrancesco will act as CALLUM’s engineering director. Over the past 16 years, he’s engineered road and race cars for Noble, as well as the Jaguar F-Type GT4 racer, the Aston Martin Vantage GT8, and the Aston Martin Vantage GT12.

CALLUM’s 20,000sq ft facility will design and produce a range of bespoke products, completely in house, across the sectors of design, lifestyle and travel. Callum said: “I wanted to get back to the essence of creativity – the challenge of producing something wonderful and personal.

“To design the alternative has always been my mantra, but always the beautiful alternative and something to enjoy. In today’s modern world, collaboration is the catalyst for new ideas, and this is our ethos and inspiration, both within our team and as we look to work with partners in the future. CALLUM is an exciting new chapter that will focus on ‘Journeys to Destinations’, and all that encompasses.”

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