Continuing E-Type’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Jaguar has made a giant sculpture of the car to be shown at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
This rather magnificent thing is made out of steel tubes that resemble the iconic form of the E-Type and it stands 28 meters high. The 150 tonne art work is located in front of the beautiful backdrop of Goodwood House and took 10 days to install by a firm specialising in bridge building.
The 12mm thick steel tubes were provided by Tata Steel, a subsidiary of Jaguar’s parent company Tata Motors.
As well as the soaring sculpture, visitors to the event will be able to see an array of Jaguars past and present. Naturally the E-type will be taking centre-stage but also taking to the Goodwood Hillclimb course will be its famous C and D-Type racing forebears and the XK120 that founded the Jaguar sports car lineage. The current award-winning XF, XK and XJ will also be present and the stunning C-X75 concept car, that has already wowed crowds worldwide, will provide a glimpse into Jaguar’s future.