Lunaz Design - creating the future for classics
All the way from Towcester, near Silverstone Circuit in England, is a newer company called Lunaz. They were createdbased on a simple concept - "creating the future for classics". They do this much like Jaguar and Aston Martin by swapping the engine for an electric motor. Now this may seem like a crime for some of us, but this is a great way to keep these cars out of a museum.
Lunaz create their own modular powertrain which they can use in many marques. They have packs which allows the client to choose the power output they would like. The current offering ranges from 135 bhp to 590 bhp.
Along with this they offer a lot of tech for classic cars when in relation to driving aids, which is standard in electric cars like - traction control, cruise control, regenerative braking and fast charging. A nice way they have repurposed the fuel caps - they have placed the charging points under it.
The batteries they use come from reputable manufacturers that also supply cells to mainstream car manufacturers. They claim that the cells will have a life expectancy of 1000 charges on it. Lunaz also claim they make battery packs in such a way that the range offered to the client is 250 miles on a full charge. They say they will also provide replacement batteries incase technology turns obsolete.
The first two cars from Lunaz are a Jaguar XK120 and a Rolls Royce Phantom V, these are closest to the best of British Motoring of all time. So, what do you get from these two in terms of performance?
Jaguar gets a 80kW battery pack and the Rolls will get a 120 kWh. Both cars have the battery pack under the boot's floor and under the bonnet. Both also get twin motors. In terms of power the Jaguar will deliver 375 e-hp with a staggering 516 lb-ft of torque. Performance numbers of the Rolls have not been released. For styling you can pick and choose how you want your car customised. I recon the options are quite fancy.
Lunaz state that build slots for reservations will be available from November this year. How much will this cost you - £350,000. There is one more option they offer and I think it is fantastic - If a person wants the conversion reversed back to the original engine - they can get it done, what more could ask for?