A "Jaguar" Concept Car You've Probably Never Heard of Before

Originally published at: https://www.jag-lovers.com/a-jaguar-concept-car-youve-probably-never-heard-of-before/

The 1990 Kensington concept car was created by Italdesign and based on a contemporary Series III Jaguar XJ12. It was shown at the 1990 Geneva and Birmingham auto shows.

One could argue, as Top Gear does, that creating a new concept car for a major car maker, without being invited to do so, is the automotive equivalent of of camping outside someone’s office until they give you a job. Only in this case, Jaguar didn’t bite.

That said, it was a modern design, and in some ways it foreshadowed Jaguar’s X351 incarnation of the XJ, introduced in 2010.

Even though Jaguar didn’t bite, the concept wasn’t a complete failure for Italdesign. It ended up going into production as the Daewoo Leganza in 1997. No V12 engine, though.

Nice-looking ride! Did not know anything about it.

Thirty years ago…!!

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Not quiiiiite the same…:smiley_cat:

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