Keith Helfet

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Keith Helfet is an automotive designer.

After demonstrating little academic promise in South Africa, Helfet turned to art. He had a natural affinity for automotive design and was accepted as a student into the most prestigious automotive styling programme in the world at the Royal College of Art in London.

A native of South Africa, Helfet became the Chief Stylist at Jaguar (car) where his work was admired by Sir William Lyons who had shaped the character of design at the brand for decades.

Helfet designed the high performance Jaguars: XJ-220; XK-180 and the stillborn F-Type.

Helfet now runs his own design company, Helfet Design.

References[edit]

Brother-in-Law, The Designer

Building the Jaguar XK180 - An Exercise in Accelerated Development

THE JAGUAR XK180 A CONCEPT ROADSTER FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM

Jaguar F-Type