Jaguar E-Type Zero at the Royal Wedding
If you're thinking you have seen this car recently, you probably caught a glimpse of it at the Royal wedding last month. After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot at Windsor Castle, they drove off in the stunning 1968 silver blue Jaguar E-type Concept Zero.
The classic car lives on and plays its part at crucial moments in history, thanks to its conversion to an all-electric powertrain. It said goodbye to its faithful gearbox and six-cylinder XK engine and said hello to a 220kw battery and motor, which is estimated to deliver a performance of 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds.
The iconic Jaguar was handpicked by the royals in celebration of a monumental scene which was truly British. If you're thinking of investing in one yourself, the estimated price tag for this particular E-Type is around £350,000.
Jaguar Classic confirms the Electric E-Type will go on sale
Following the iconic EV sports car’s successful debut in concept form at the Jaguar Land Rover Tech fest last year, Jaguar Classic have now confirmed they will make the all-electric E-type available for purchase.
Combining its invaluable restoration experience with the innovative technology used in the Jaguar I-PACE, Jaguar Classic will tailor-make, restore and convert the E-type to electric power at the Classic Works Facility in Coventry.
An EV conversion service will be offered to existing E-type owners, which is fully reversible to preserve the authenticity of the base vehicle.
Tim Hannig, Director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, said:
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to the Jaguar E-type Zero concept. Future-proofing the enjoyment of classic car ownership is a major stepping stone for Jaguar Classic.
E-type Zero showcases the incredible heritage of the E-type, and the expertise and craftsmanship at Classic Works, while demonstrating Jaguar Land Rover’s dedication to creating zero emission vehicles across every part of the business, including Jaguar Classic.”
Technical specifications and pricing details have yet to be published, but Jaguar Classic are now accepting inquiries from potential E-type Zero clients. Deliveries of the first electric E-types are expected to take place from Summer 2020.
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