Former WCOTY Design Winner Refreshes 2023 World Car Award Trophies

Unlike recent history, winners of the 2023 World Car Awards will receive trophies designed by a former World Car Design winner.

The new trophies, in time for the 19th annual World Car Awards at the New York International Auto Show next April, were created by design and engineering consultancy Callum from the former Jaguar design impresario. Ian Callum.

Callum’s new World Car Awards trophies won’t be revealed until the presentation, but will retain the existing theme of a globe surrounded by a Saturn-style ring.

“The World Car Awards are held in high regard by the industry and as a recipient, I appreciate how much it means to a design team to have it proudly displayed in the studio,” Callum said.

“Reinventing both design and manufacturing is a tremendous privilege and opportunity for the Callum team.”

Widely considered one of the greatest car designers of his day and one of the last to prioritize beauty and proportion over drama and aggression, Callum won the World Car Design of the Year for the Jaguar F-Pace in 2017 and the I-Pace EV. in 2019.

In a purple patch for Jaguar, the F-Pace won the World Car of the Year award in 2017, then added another outright title (as well as the World Green Car award) for the I-Pace in 2019, the year Callum left. Jaguar Land Rover.

He designed some of the automotive industry’s most iconic modern cars, including the Aston Martin DB7 and Vanquish, as well as the elegant Jaguar XF and XJ saloons.

He started his career helping to design the Ford RS200 and Escort RS Cosworth rally stages, but also delivered cars like the Volvo C70 coupé, Nissan R390 Le Mans challenger, Aston Martin DB9 and concept car Jaguar C-X75.

Callum, who was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2019 for his services to the UK motor industry and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Callum is also one of six members of the jury for the World Car Design of the Year award, along with former Mini designer Gert Hildebrand, French design legend Patrick le Quément, designer of the original Mazda Miata, Tom Matano, former Nissan creative director Shiro Nakamura and creative director Victor Nacif.

In addition to the design refresh, the awards will be manufactured with a new process from 3D printing company Replique, through its encrypted digital inventory manufacturing platform, which offers automakers a secure and sustainable path to produce. on-demand parts anytime, anywhere.

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