Just look at these silent beauties.
The automotive industry is cruising down electric avenue, with most major automakers developing or manufacturing EV cars at an increasing rate. Companies like Tesla with its Model 3 are pioneering new technologies and upping the range of electric cars by the day, but what if you're more of an old-school fan that appreciates the finer things in life, but also wants to reduce that massive carbon footprint? Well, UK based EV company Lunaz has the answer.
Lunaz specializes in the conversion of classic cars to electric power, and while some experts frown upon the idea, we think it's a great way to responsibly enjoy these old classics. Its two latest additions will certainly raise a few eyebrows.
The two new models on offer are 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V and Silver Clouds. Only thirty of these magnificent creations will be sold, and will be offered in your choice of four-door limousine, two-door coupe and drop-head coupe. The beauty of the whole thing is that not a hair is touched on the exterior of these cars: each vehicle undergoes a full coach-built restoration process.
"The time is right for an electric Rolls-Royce," company founder David Lorenz said. "We are answering the need to marry beautiful classic design with the usability, reliability, and sustainability of an electric powertrain."
Lunaz fits each car with an in-house developed electric motor that produces 375 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
Every car Lunaz touches is first 3D-scanned to ensure "technical perfection" before being stripped down for a full restoration. All work is carried out in house by a select team of restorers and mechanics, and the interior of these cars gets updated with modern infotainment and even Wi-Fi integration. Lunaz says that the Silver Cloud starts off with a price of £350,000 (or $458,000 at today's rates), and the electric Phantom will set you back a cool £500,000 ($654,000). Lunaz says that it has already received orders from its existing client base so make your move quickly.