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Jaguar XKX tribute concept is powered by its own paintwork

Jaguar make some beautiful and inspiring cars, so it’s no surprise that occasionally people want to pay homage. The latest to offer tribute is designer Marin Myftiu, who came up with his own ‘Jaguar XKX’ concept after being inspired by the iconic Jaguar E-Type.

The Jaguar XKX was dreamed up by a designer that has nothing to do with Jaguar, but it still looks awesome.
The Jaguar XKX was dreamed up by a designer that has nothing to do with Jaguar, but it still looks awesome.

Marin’s creation looks nothing like the E-Type, it must be said, but it is striking, both in terms of its appearance and the technology he imagines it could use.

We love the silhouette of the car, which is reminiscent of Jaguar’s pouncing cat ‘leaper’ badge. Its cat-like front and rear light clusters are worth shouting about, too, as are the enormous front air intakes. These aren’t for cooling, but rather for reducing drag. Marin imagines air would flow directly through the intakes, along channels running the length of the car and out via a set of equally massive rear ducts.

The best bit about the XKX concept is its exotic propulsion technology. Its virtual body is covered in microscopic piezoelectric cells. As the vehicle moves through the air, the air creates pressure that forces down on the cells, which then produce electricity, which recharges an onboard battery pack. 

Obviously, this is all theoretical. The XKX doesn’t exist and — seeing as its design has nothing to do with Jaguar — never will. We’re hopeful, however, that somebody with deep enough pockets spots it, commissions a working prototype, and that that prototype inspires a production model. We also hope that that production model is mysteriously delivered to our garage with a bow wrapped around it and a note attached that says “with love, from your tall, mysterious blonde admirers.” It could happen.

While we wait, fingers, legs, toes and other extremities crossed, scroll down to have a closer gander at pictures of the this beautiful beast. When you’re done, make sure you have a read of our Jaguar XKR-S Convertible review. It has a lot going for it, especially the fact it actually exists.

It has two enormous air intakes that channel air along the length of the car and out the rear.
It has two enormous air intakes that channel air along the length of the car and out the rear.

It's mean to be inspired by the E-Type, but this looks like no Jag we've ever seen.

We can't deny it's attractive, though.

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