Jaguar and Hot Wheels collaborate to reveal the new Jaguar F-TYPE.
The Jaguar F-TYPE has been revealed, with a unique journey through the Jaguar design studio. The journey shows the Jaguar F-TYPE from sketchpad to showroom through the use of a camouflage 1:64-scale Jaguar F-TYPE Hot wheels replica and a custom designed 232-metre Hot Wheels track which features 25 loop-the-loops, three gravity defying jumps and a total of 44 corners.
The state-of-the-art Jaguar Design Studio opened in September, for the first time in the marque’s 84-year history the entire design team is in one purpose-built creative space. The studio features industry-leading modelling robotics, virtual reality, an 11-metre 4k powerwall, and due to the floor space doubling in size it allows for 20 full-size clay models to be worked on at the same time.
The journey of the 1:64 scale model recreates the process of creation to completion. Along the way showing original sketches, past digital renderings, colour and materials samples, a clay model and finally coming to rest beside the real Jaguar F-TYPE.
“As a designer and huge car enthusiast, Hot Wheels models have been a part of my life since childhood. They capture the imagination, making owning the car of your dreams a reality, and give you the first opportunity to actually ‘drive’ a car. We are used to creating models in clay but seeing such a finely-detailed 1:64- scale model of the new F-TYPE race around the studio, showcasing every stage in our design process, was a truly unique experience. “ -Julian Thomson
The sleek beautiful design detail of the new F-TYPE transpires into the 3D-printed model. Jaguar and Hot wheels designers worked in close collaboration to recreate the exact shape, including its distinctive super-slim Pixel LED headlights, clamshell bonnet and sculpted rear and front bumpers. The precise 3D printed model was crafted from CAD data of the real car.
The 1:64- scale 3D-printed model prior to being camouflaged was painted the striking Velocity Blue colour from the SVO Premium Palette and the F-TYPE badge on the rear of the car was hand painted by the Hot Wheels team to ensure even the finer details were included.
As for the interior, although the 1:64-scale 3D-printed model did have an interior, to truly appreciate the craftsmanship of the new, updated luxury cabin you need to experience the life-size Jaguar F-TYPE. High quality materials such as Windsor Leather and Noble chrome define the driver focused cabin.
There are many beautiful and intricate details featured in the Jaguar F-TYPE, such as monogram stitching in the seats and door panels and ‘Jaguar Est. 1935’ markings in the glovebox release button pay tribute to the year when the Jaguar name was first used by a company founder Sir William Lyons to brand one of his beautiful cars.
The new F-TYPE is available with a range of powerful and efficient engines: a 300PS turbocharged four-cylinder, 380 PS supercharged V6, and 450PS and 575PS supercharged V8s which is exclusive to the new F-TYPE R and, combined with all-wheel drive, delivers extraordinary performance in all conditions. The Jaguar F-TYPE R takes just 3.5 seconds to reach 0-60mph.
The 1:64 3D-printed model reached speeds of up to 300mph along the custom-built track which was designed and developed with the guidance of Official Hot Wheels master track designer Paul Schmid.
“We’ve been working with Jaguar for over 40 years but this was an opportunity to do something really special with a car that was not yet on sale. To go behind the doors of the top-secret Jaguar Design Studio and work with the talented design team to bring this car to life and reveal it on our unmistakable orange and blue track was a unique opportunity.”
-Bryan Benedict, Senior Manager of Product Design At Hot Wheels
For more information on the new Jaguar F-TYPE please contact your local Harwoods Jaguar dealership.