Your rosette, sir: classic Jaguar XK120 turned into an electric one

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Lunaz startup founded by the former technical Director of Renault F1 by John Hilton, is engaged in the electrification of classic British cars. The company’s portfolio includes several projects – electric Jaguar XK120 sample of 1953, the Rolls-Royce Phantom V, 1961, and Bentley Continental 1955-1965 years. Orders for Jaguar has already taken shipment of electric cars to customers will begin in the third quarter of 2020.

Work on the electrification of the classical models is carried out in several stages. First Lunaz restores car, using only original and new parts, and then change the setting to electric. It includes one or several electric motors and lithium-ion batteries of different capacities that can be recharged from the outlet. For the Jaguar XK120 has prepared a 375-strong mounting, and battery capacity of 80 kWh. Per charge electric car would drive 400 kilometers. Acceleration to 100 kilometers per hour takes less than five seconds.

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According to Autocar, Lunaz has completed testing and development of electric Jaguar at the end of March, before Britain imposed restrictions due to pandemic coronavirus. However, when started receiving orders in the country, has acted quarantine, so that requests from clients took online.

The price of electric vehicles Lunaz starts from 350 thousand pounds ($445 000).

As for the other two models, the Bentley Continental and the Rolls-Royce Phantom, they are also available to order. Moreover, the buyer in the electric Continental S2 Flying Spur has already found is an unnamed collector who plans to use the electric car as a car for each day. Electric Rolls-Royce Phantom, in turn, can purchase hotel of premium class.

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