Check Out This Full Size Clay I-PACE
Check Out This Full Size Clay I-PACE! Over two years ago, Jaguar revealed the electric I-PACE. Since its debut, the model has been highly anticipated even being named the most significant concept vehicle of 2017. The model is a 400 horsepower all-electric SUV with an expected EPA-estimated driving range of 220 miles. The I-Pace features a cab-forward design with a short hood, allowing for better aerodynamics and more interior space. The vehicle’s wheels are farther out which was needed to fit the car’s large, flat battery pack, but it also helps with driving performance.
After its recent launch, Jaguar is celebrating the success of this model by creating a full size clay model for the new V&A Design Museum in Dundee, Scotland. The clay model highlights the elaborate design process that went into constructing JLR’s first all-electric vehicle. The museum opens on September 15th and will highlight the global achievements of Scottish designers past and present.
“Automotive design is hugely complex. Although much of the design is done digitally, clay models are still important – they are our first chance to see the car in reality. As a child l was inspired to become a car designer at Jaguar and have been lucky enough to live out that dream. Scotland has a long history of design excellence and the V&A Dundee is a fantastic opportunity to showcase this on a global stage. It has been an honour as a Scot to be involved with the opening of the new museum, and I hope our I-PACE exhibit can help inspire the next generation of design talent.” – Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design.
Callum is a well-known Scottish designer who has made a lasting stylistic impact on the Jaguar brand. As a schoolboy, he wrote letters to Jaguar asking for help becoming a car designer and eventually became the Jaguar Director of Design in 1999, winning the brand multiple design awards. Under his direction, the XE, XF, XJ, E-PACE, F-PACE, I-PACE and the F-TYPE sports car have been designed. For more Wilde Jaguar news, Follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.