The 25 Most Influential Car Designers Working Today

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15. IAN CALLUM (56, British)
Design director, Jaguar
Key cars: Aston Martin DB7, Ford Puma, 2011 Jaguar XJ

Like some musicians, there are car designers who have only one or two styles in them. Callum's not one of them, with a diversity and breadth of brands and great-looking cars from hot superminis to luxury sedans and supercars. He made Jag relevant again.

Having owned six Audi Quattros in a row, I buy the cars primarily because of their rally-bred excellence in all weather driving---BUT putting an Italian designer in charge of the shiny bits! It's a great combination--German AWD technology on the inside and Italian flair for the stuff that shows on the outside.
Peter Schreyer ranked at 16 is like saying Paul McCartney is ranked behind Taupin, Wilson, Harrison, Morrison, Berry, Lennon, Springsteen, Simon, and Dylan, in that order,. which he would be not. Come on,. company set-aside,. Schreyer was a an insurrectionist among that list, barring two, ARGUABLY.

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