Lunaz fits rarest classic car with electric drive

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The British vintage EV conversion company Lunaz Design made the Bentley S2 Continental into an electric car. According to Lunaz, this specific model is one of only four examples built in 1961 and has now been given a second life.

The luxury vehicle was powered by a 6.2-litre V8 petrol engine and will now be equipped with Lunaz’s modular electric powertrain. According to Lunaz, components can be adjusted to reflect the car’s innate character. In the case of the Bentley S2 Continental, the car is now equipped with a 400 bhp all-electric powertrain that delivers 530 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle can go from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in about 6.9 seconds.

Lunaz did not announce any details about the battery size, charging capacities or range.

“This magnificent Bentley S2 Continental was already an exceptional motor car, as one of just a few examples of its type that remain in the world,” said David Lorenz, Founder of Lunaz, who added: “In its new guise, it’s the rarest vehicle ever to be converted to fully electric propulsion, and the most exclusive project we’ve ever undertaken at Lunaz Design: it’s literally one of a kind. This car is also a further demonstration of our proven upcycling process and technologies, developed entirely in-house at our Silverstone facility, which are fast becoming the de facto gold standard for electrification projects involving the world’s most prestigious marques.”

The inside was also restored. And keeping in line with its zero-emissions approach, much of the materials used are sustainable. Such as carpets made from 100per cent regenerated nylon and backing made from 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles.

The two-door saloon was initially built for a specific customer and is the rarest car that Lunaz has converted to electric power so far. All works took place at the company’s research and production facility in Silverstone, UK.

Lunaz was founded in 2018 and has already made news after converting Rolls-Royce, Range Rover, Jaguar and Aston Martin to electric.


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