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Jaguar has infused their restored classic E-Type with an electric motor and battery pack, in the effort to future-proof classic car ownership. Great attention has been paid to making sure the original weight balance and distribution remains as close as possible as from the factory in the 1960’s. The powertrain was specifically developed for the E-Type Zero, with the battery pack made the same size as the original XK six-cylinder engine in the E-Type. This was then placed in the same location and the electric motor sits where the old gearbox was placed. The total output of the system is 200 kW, allowing a 0-100 kph sprint of just 5.5 seconds, which is helped by a weight reduction of 46 kilograms.
Tim Hannig, Director, Jaguar Land Rover Classic, said: “E-type Zero combines the renowned E-type dynamic experience with enhanced performance through electrification. This unique combination creates a breathtaking driving sensation. Our aim with E-type Zero is to future-proof classic car ownership. We’re looking forward to the reaction of our clients as we investigate bringing this concept to market. In order to seamlessly combine the new electric powertrain of E-type Zero with the dynamic set-up of the original E-type specification, we have limited the vehicle’s power output. We believe this provides the optimum driving experience.”
- Motor: Electric
- Weight: –
- Power: 220 kW / 295 hp / 299 PS
- 0-100 kph: 5.5 seconds
- Torque: –
- Top Speed: –