60-year-old Bentley: ‘an old man who’s young’


The British company Lunaz, known for converting classic cars into electric cars, has presented a new project – an electric version of the 1961 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur. The conversion was estimated at 350 thousand pounds, which is approximately 490 thousand dollars at the current exchange rate.

An electric car based on the 1961 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur was built specifically for a specific customer, on whose initiative the restored body was painted in two shades of green, and the interior was trimmed with leather and walnut.

Lunaz does not disclose technical details of its new project. The Autocar publication suggests that for the Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur the studio used the same power unit that is equipped with classic models of the Rolls-Royce brand: that is, an electric motor, which produces 375 hp, has become a replacement for the standard 6.2-liter V8 engine. and 700 Nm of maximum torque. This allows restomods based on Rolls-Royce cars to accelerate to the first “hundred” in about 5 seconds, while the 80-kilowatt battery provides a cruising range of up to 400 kilometers on a single charge.

In addition to the electric motor, the classic Bentley car received modernized suspension and brakes, a new electric power steering and modern options in the cabin: air conditioning and multimedia with navigation and smartphone connectivity.

Atelier Lunaz announced the opening of orders for similar conversions of classic Bentley Continental cars in both two- and four-door versions. It is noted that during 2021 the atelier plans to increase its own production areas fivefold, as well as double the number of employees, since the company’s products are in demand among customers.

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