Clay modeling is an important part of automotive design and Jaguar has decided to celebrate that fact by showcasing a clay model of the C-X16 concept at Clerkenwell Design Week.

Clay modeling is an important part of automotive design and Jaguar has decided to celebrate that fact by showcasing a clay model of the C-X16 concept at Clerkenwell Design Week.

Essentially a precursor to the 2013 F-Type, the C-X16 was a stunning sports car that featured a 3.0-liter V6 engine with 380 PS (280 kW / 375 hp) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. It was connected to an eight-speed transmission that enabled the coupe to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph).

According to Julian Thomson, Jaguar's Advanced Design Director, "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."

The C-X16 model will be joined by three bespoke sculptures that represent the past, present and future of Jaguar. Little is known about them, but they are apparently based on the bonnets of the E-Type, C-X16 and C-X75.

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