Iconic Cars of the 20th and the Designers Behind Them

Considered by many to be the most beautiful car of all time, the E-type is a perfect series of contrasts: a long bonnet with a chopped rear, elegant flowing lines with the punch of a bullet, and a delicate look to balance an incredibly powerful engine. It’s no surprise that the designer, Malcolm Sayer, was a student of aerodynamics and a former employee of the Bristol Aeroplane Company. His principal concerns always centered on making the car as aerodynamic as possible. A designer with a true talent for art (he painted in his spare time), Sayer’s contribution to automotive design and the entire design language of Jaguar have left a lasting impression on the industry.