British company Lunaz has two new addition to its family of converted classics – the Rolls-Royce Phantom V and the Silver Cloud now come with pure electric drive. The range is impressive enough too but so are the prices.
Lunaz claims a range of 120 over 300 miles (480 km) for both models. In the Phantom V, a 120 kWh battery replaces the oily original drivetrain – itself engineered as silent as possible back in its heydays of the “real” Rolls-Royce area. The Silver Cloud is said to have the same range with 80 kWh capacity.
The battery tech is being kept a secret, but Lunaz says each converted RR will be capable of home and rapid-charging and have modern technology integrated subtly. The electric powertrain is a secret as well, and Lunaz only says it’s developed in-house. The expertise is there. Lunaz’ technical director is Jon Hilton. He once worked for Renault’s F1 team as tech director, helping Fernando Alonso race to victories. Hilton considers preserving the most beautiful cars in the world to be “vital engineering”.
The electric Rolls-Royce classics call for exclusive if not outright expensive pricing of course. The Silver Cloud costing at least 350,000 pounds is looking almost affordable compared to the Phantom V for which you’d need at least half a million at your disposal – both net.
According to the company, it has already accepted orders from existing clients. What’s more, the start of production of the electric Rolls-Royce cars follows “a surge in demand for the electrification of pinnacle classic cars,” Lunaz says. The company is hence doubling its workforce at its Technical HQ in Silverstone, England.
Those wanting to get a Lunaz electric Rolls-Royce may order from anywhere in the world. However, allocation requires a direct relationship with the factory. Oh, and there are just 30 build slots.
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