Jaguar E-type Sculpted

Although the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed was complete earlier this month, a sculpture that was created to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar E-type is something that is too striking not to point out.

Although the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed was complete earlier this month, a sculpture that was created to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar E-type is something that is too striking not to point out.

Just look:

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The sculpture was designed by Gerry Judah, who said, “I thought I would like to express the form of the car itself without any embellishments. Everyone recognizes the E-type; the shape speaks for itself. You can’t compete with it, you can’t digress from it.”

The sculpture rises 92 ft. It consists of 1,640 ft of steel tubing—ordinarily used for gas pipelines. Each tube is 4 ft in diameter and has a wall thickness of 0.5 in. It weighs 150 tons. The steel was sourced from Tata Steel, a subsidiary of Jaguar Cars parent company.

The sculpture was built over 10 days by a company that specializes in bridge building.

The E-type was designed by Malcolm Sayer, who, perhaps not surprisingly, studied in the Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University in the 1930s.

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