I like cars, and I particularly like good-looking cars. So when Jaguar showed off its XF concept, saying that the finished car would look very much like it, I promptly added it to my “probably won’t ever be able to afford one, but want one want one want one” list – something I’d never do with the S-Type, the exceptionally ugly car it replaces.
Here it is:
Note the aggressive nose, the raked headlights, the purposeful stance and the sculptured lines. And then forget about them, because here’s what the actual XF looks like.
It’s like a builder showing you the plans for a really nice extension, and then you discover he’s just glued a B&Q shed to the side of your house. Although to be fair, they have carried across some crucial details from the concept – so for example, it clearly has four wheels.