Jaguar F-TYPE R Tour de France Support Vehicle
From Concept to Reality
Working for and with MCT engineering Leggero Forte has recently undertaken the tooling design and project management of the tooling and metallic components for Sky’s unique Jaguar F TYPE R coupe bike rack for this years’ time trial in the Tour de France.
Jaguar Land Rover’s design and styling team had provided the CAD data required, working with MCT this was then modified to aid manufacture and reduce potential assembly issues. Due to the very tight time and budget constraints the manufacture route for the composite parts was from a combination of direct epoxy and aluminium tooling.
The highly styled nature of the requested components did not always favour manufacturing which led to some complicated tooling solutions. As the parts are highly visual hiding any potential splits was a priority in the tooling design.