British model David Gandy has made a short film with Jaguar, about his number one passion in life; driving sports cars, which he describes as “the ultimate escapism”.
The film, which features both an F-TYPE and E-type convertible, takes us on a road trip that starts at dusk as he escapes ‘the craziness of London’. Gandy discusses his passion for driving; “that feeling of freedom, just you and the car” and how driving is his ‘meditation’.
Throughout the piece, he wears the same Persol sunglasses as one of his icons, Steve McQueen, who famously owned a Jaguar XKSS.
“Jaguar, with its unique, seductive design and high performance engineering is making the world fall in love all over again with the classic British two-seater sports car,” comments Gandy.
“It was such a pleasure to take a journey in some of the most fabulous cars in automotive history through to the new F-TYPE, which more than lives up to its sporting predecessors.”
The film was first previewed at this month’s Goodwood Revival, where Gandy greeted Revival visitors on Jaguar’s stand in the Earl’s Court Motor Show Exhibition.
Earlier this year, Gandy was part of the Jaguar Heritage Racing team at the Mille Miglia, a one thousand mile celebration of a vintage car race held in Italy, in which he partnered fashion model Yasmin Le Bon in a classic Jaguar XK120.