While we’re eagerly waiting to catch our first glimpse of the new Jaguar F-Type roadster, the British car maker decided to put the C-X16 Concept – on which the F-type is based – on display at the Clerkenwell Design Week. Now, this being a design festival for artsy people, Jaguar is bringing along not the actual car, but a unique clay model of it. They say it shows the artistry involved in designing the car better.
The full-size clay model will be joined by three bespoke sculptures that show the past, present and future of Jaguar; E-type, C-X16 and C-X75. There are a couple of great cars on display as well, including the XJ13, created in 1966 and the only one in the world, is joined by an XFR and XKR-S. A nice blend of traditions and modernity then.
The model is commissioned by Jaguar design director Julian Thomson and painted by two designers from the Jaguar design team.
Julian Thomson, Advanced Design Director, Jaguar Cars, said: ‘Jaguar is one of the most technologically advanced companies in the field of product development but we still believe in the sense of artistry. Emotional connections are at the heart of our vehicles and the traditional process of working with clay with some of the best sculptors in the world allows us to refine them into the purest surfaces.’