Nice easy one to start... Jag’s I-Pace has been conceived from the outset to be a design statement, to challenge the establishment with proportions that reflect the fact that this is something new, for all of us. Inspiration came from the C-X75 hypercar that never was, says Ian Callum. Hmmm, bit of a stretch that one, but it’s still a hugely confident piece of design. Get it jacked up on its air suspension in off-road mode and it gets all a bit Jetsons. Brilliant. When all’s said and done, it’ll be this, not the F-Type, that Callum’s remembered for.
And then there’s the Tesla, inspiration from a bar of soap. But can you blame them? The mission is to slip under the radar and onto the driveways of millions of homes around the world – anything too controversial would have been prohibitively expensive or needlessly divisive. Which is why the Jag walks it and gets off to a dream start. Britain 1, USA 0. Come on the lads.