Jaguar celebrated the launch of the redesigned F-Type with some help from Hot Wheels.
Traditionally, Jaguar's model reveals have been publicized with record-breaking stunts. The Jaguar F-Pace SUV performed the largest ever loop-the-loop and the Jaguar E-Pace set a world record for the "furthest barrel roll in a production vehicle". A teaser video for the 2021 Jaguar F-Type facelift also hinted that the flagship sports car will perform a loop-the-loop on a Hot Wheels-style track. Turns out the stunt performed by the new F-Type wasn't quite on the same scale as previous model launches.
To mark the launch of the redesigned sports car, Jaguar partnered with Hot Wheels to create a detailed 1:64-scale replica model of the 2021 Jaguar F-Type, complete with a black and white camouflage wrap. The model was then raced along an insane 761-foot long Hot Wheels orange track laid out around the Jaguar Design Studio, navigating 25 loop-the-loops, three gravity-defying jumps, and 44 corners.
During its tour of the Design Studio, it raced past original sketches, digital renderings, color and materials samples, and a clay model, before stopping next to the real car.
"As a designer and huge car enthusiast, Hot Wheels models have been a part of my life since childhood. They capture the imagination, make owning the car of your dreams a reality, and give you the first opportunity to actually 'drive' a car," said Julian Thomson, Design Director at Jaguar. "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."
To create the 3D-printed model, designers from Jaguar and Hot Wheels used the CAD data of the real car, replicating every detail of the new F-Type including its striking new clamshell hood, distinctive slim LED headlights and more sculpted front and rear bumpers. The Hot Wheels team also recreated Jaguar SVO's Velocity Blue color and hand-painted the F-Type badge on the back before the model was camouflaged. It even features a full interior.
During the run, the tiny F-Type reached scale speeds of up to 300 mph. In real life, the 2021 Jaguar F-Type is available with a range of powerful engines including a 300-hp turbocharged four-cylinder, 380-hp supercharged V6, and 450-hp and 575-hp supercharged V8s. With the latter setup, the F-Type R will rocket from 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds before maxing out at 186 mph.