The new V&A Design Museum in Dundee opens on 15 September with the unveiling of a full-size clay model of Jaguar’s game-changing all-electric I-PACE
The I-PACE exhibit will be unveiled on 15 September at the grand opening of the new V&A Design Museum in Dundee, which highlights the global achievements of Scottish designers past and present.
The clay model shows the painstaking and elaborate design process behind the firm’s first all-electric vehicle as well as the steps followed to create all new Jaguars.
Fifty years after writing letters, as a schoolboy, to Jaguar asking for help to become a car designer, Ian Callum has become world-renowned.
Born in Dumfries, he has transformed Jaguar since becoming Director of Design in 1999. All of the current Jaguar line-up – XE, XF, XJ, E-PACE, F-PACE, I-PACE and the F-TYPE sports car – have been designed under Ian’s tenure. They have won numerous global design awards.
Nothing else on the road looks or drives like the Jaguar I-PACE. It is designed and engineered to take full advantage of its smart electric powertrain and maximise the potential of the packaging benefits it brings. With two Jaguar-designed electric motors placed at each axle, producing a combined output of 400PS and 696Nm, I-PACE delivers all-wheel-drive sports car performance with 60mph taking just 4.5 seconds.
Dundee is a fitting location to display the all-electric I-PACE: as Scotland’s only Go Ultra Low City, it has one of the highest number of charging points in the UK.
The new museum will bring touring exhibitions from the V&A and other international museums to Scotland, as well as curating its own exhibitions in future years. V&A Dundee will have an international outlook: investigating the global importance of design, commissioning new work and contributing to public understanding of the role of design in everyone’s lives.