Only 30 will be made available, Lunaz to soon debut the world’s first electric Rolls-Royce cars in the market.
Based in Silverstone in the U.K. — the birthplace of many a motoring legend — the classic design company isn’t stranger to giving rarified vehicles a new lease of life, and has put itself on the map by retrofitting EV drivetrains into luxury and classic British cars like those from Jaguar and Bentley. Its latest project will see it transform the gas-guzzling leviathan that is this 1961 Rolls-Royce into an earth-loving giant — with even more power too if you can believe it.
As you can imagine, this requires an immense amount of work, and it starts with stripping the classic down to its bare metal. Lunaz then 3D-scans the shell before restoring it to perfect near-factory specifications and outfitting it with its propriety powertrain and all the exciting techy features a car from the ‘60s would never provide. The original 183hp, 6.25-litre V8 will be replaced by a more substantial 375hp 120kWh battery with a 300-mile range — the largest of its type in the world.
Inside, it’s still Rolls-Royce business as usual, so expect fancy bits and bobs like rose gold inlays in the restored wood panelling, and alpaca wool (rarer than cashmere!) floor mats. After all, the minds behind each of Lunaz’s revitalised masterpieces all know a thing or two about pedigree cars, having clocked senior-role hours at the likes of Ferrari, McLaren, and Aston Martin.
In keeping with the cars’ timelessness and an unmistakable presence, Lunaz will clothe the car in a two-tone paint scheme — Midland Grey on the top and Cinereous Grey at the bottom — although customisation options are available too.
Rolls Royce Electric Cars: Price in India –
Like any Rolls-Royce, prepare to pay a pretty penny for these souped-up electrified cars. Customers who choose a converted Silver Cloud can expect to fork out at least US$458,000 (Rs 3.4 cr approx.), while the Phantom V will cost US$654,000 (Rs 4.8 cr approx.). The electric Rolls-Royce by Lunaz will be available in every global market, and allocation can only be secured through a direct relationship with the factory, so we recommend getting to work now if you want to get your hands on one.
All images: Courtesy Lunaz
This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.