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Look What the Cat Dragged in: Panzani Design-Tuned Jaguar S-Type

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On: Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 2:28PM | By: Chris Weiss

Look What the Cat Dragged in: Panzani Design-Tuned Jaguar S-Type

If you're going to resurrect an old car model, at least make it worth everyone's time. This madeover Jaguar S-Type called the Vintage GT is decidedly not worth the effort that made it. It's hideous, and Panzani Design should have let the S-Type rest peacefully. The tuner takes what was once a luxury sedan and turns it into a pudgy, wannabe muscle car. As you can see, the end result is awkwardness epitomized.

In order to achieve this high level of awkward, Panzani Design made its largest transgression in widening the tracks by 10 centimeters. Scratch that; the largest transgression was adding those cartoonish and downright insufferable wheel arches to cover over the spread-out 20-inch wheels.

Following closely behind in all-out awfulness is the carbon fiber hood and redesigned front bumper, each with its own odd, centralized, triangle-ish vents. Moving back, the beady, little mirrors; side skirts; spoiler; completely off-the-mark rear fascia, center-mounted dual exhaust, and rear diffuser don't do a thing to help the Vintage GT in the looks department.

Panzani finishes its creation off by spewing horrid, matte-grey paint all over and meshing out the headlights. Needless to say, the end result is nauseating. And there's no mention of any performance upgrades to give this tune just a little bit of purpose.

The interior is equally gaudy. It gets a sport steering wheel, rather loud race seats with diamond quilting, and Alcantara and carbon fiber all around.

The whole thing is inconceivable really, but somehow, Panzani managed to conceive it.

The only attractive thing about this car is the model with fishnet stockings and bright-red lipstick. I put her picture last so that you can use it to cleanse your eyes after they're polluted by the images of this unnecessary creation.

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