Working in the rural Warwickshire countryside means that you see a lot of nice (or interesting) cars. The other week someone came into the office having seen an Aston Martin Cygnet driving up and down the road (although, granted, they did accurately and honestly describe it as “a Toyota IQ that some joker has stuck a big Aston Martin logo on”), and we have been seeing the Range Rover Evoque strutting its stuff for what feels like forever. McLaren test cars are often seen in our carpark, and there is a local hotrods group too with some very cool rides. The point? Fancy or newly released cars are somewhat de rigour. I know, I know, it’s a hard life.
Which is perhaps why I have lost patience with the horrific livery of the Jaguar and Landrover prototype cars. They are out on the roads for the final stages of testing, and of course they are also trying to attract the attention of people who drive past. That said, I fail to see why such a blinding and unattractive pattern had to be plastered all over the body. It was one thing in the Evoque, which is pretty ugly to start with, but now we are starting to see fancy-pants Jaguars with the black and white psychedelic print all over them – it is like seeing an ugly mutant driving around trying to blind people, or at the very least permanently scar their retinas.
JLR, heed our call – your cars look stupid when covered in that print, so why not change it?
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