Jaguar Ascot

Jaguar Ascot (Bertone) (1977)

Gandini was clearly in love with straight lines throughout the 1970s, because with his designs there wasn’t a curve in sight. Take the Ascot for example; if you had to hazard a guess as to what it was based on the chances are that you’d never guess it was the Jaguar XJ-S.

As a result the Ascot packed a 5.3-litre V12, there was hatchback practicality and an interior swathed in suede that looked nothing like the Jaguar offering.