2016 Ford GT Full-Size Clay Model, 2014

Summary

Ford Motor Company returned to Le Mans in 2016 with the Ford GT. Designers refined the car working with this full-size clay model. While computer-aided design was a powerful tool, it was still no substitute for traditional clay. Designers could view the clay model in natural daylight, cover it with film to mimic paint, and easily change its malleable surface.

Ford Motor Company returned to Le Mans in 2016 with the Ford GT. Designers refined the car working with this full-size clay model. While computer-aided design was a powerful tool, it was still no substitute for traditional clay. Designers could view the clay model in natural daylight, cover it with film to mimic paint, and easily change its malleable surface.

Artifact

Model (Representation)

Date Made

2014

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driven to Win

Object ID

2020.79.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Comapny.

Material

Clay
Plastic
Rubber (Material)

Color

Black (Color)
Brown
Silver (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 42.5 in

Width: 81 in

Length: 186 in

Inscriptions

on front: Ford on tires: MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 MICHELIN 325/30 2B 20

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