XK8 air intake icon meets resistance in USA

The delicious XK8 has been facing some unusual resistance in the US market. Speaking with Ian Callum, Jaguar's design director he tells how there is some resistance to the XK8's air intake which harks back to the E-type original (below).

Although most people love this reminder of the iconic Jaguar E-type, apparently some Americans are baulking at the fact that it reminds them of the recently retired Ford Taurus.

Jaguar E-type
That E-type style front intake apparently reminds Americans of the Ford Taurus
Ford Taurus

The irony is that this particular Ford Taurus facelift was carried out by none other than.... Moray Callum, Ian's brother and an E-type owner!
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