Jaguar reveals Goodwood sculpture

The revealing of the Goodwood sculpture has become an event itself in recent years and the British-based brand did not disappoint with a 150-tonne design made from steel pipes to represent the famous shape of the Jaguar E-type.

Standing in front of Goodwood House, the sculpture will provide the backdrop to the Festival of Speed, the largest gathering of performance and classic cars in the UK.

Unlike Alfa Romeo’s sculpture last year, Jaguar’s does not actually feature the car, instead it recreates the shape of the E-Type with a series of gas pipes taken from Jaguar’s parent company, Tata.

The sculpture took four months to design and install and the man behind it, Gerry Judah, said: "Everyone recognises the E-type, the shape speaks for itself. You can’t compete with it, you can’t digress from it."

Once famously described by Enzo Ferrari as the most beautiful car he has ever seen, the Jaguar E-type will be the star of the show at Goodwood.

Speaking at the unveiling, Jaguar UK Managing Director Geoff Cousins said: "The E-type captures the essential beauty, drama and passion of every Jaguar – engineering and design DNA that is equally apparent in the current range."

It will take part in the famous Goodwood hill climb, a winding course designed to showcase the best in automotive design and performance.

All eyes will be on the Jaguar E-type, but Jaguar’s current range will also be on show at the Festival of Speed. The Jaguar XK coupe, Jaguar XF saloon and the latest model in the range, the luxury Jaguar XJ, will all be showcased at the festival.

Performance-oriented models such as the fastest Jaguar ever produced, the 542bhp, 186mph Jaguar XKR-S, will also be displayed alongside the stunning Jaguar C-X75 concept car, which features jet turbine technology and is due to go into production in the next few years.