Recently, Silverstone-based company Lunaz Design announced that they would start the production of the world’s only electrified Rolls Royce cars; Phantom V and Cloud.
This British automotive engineering company is known for restoring and modifying classic cars into electric versions. The team consists of senior experts who have earlier worked with Aston Martin, Ferrari, Jaguar, Rolls-Royce, VW, Cosworth and McLaren. Founded in 2018, it has been working towards turning exotic cars from the past into future luxury.
Here is a look at some of the top cars that have been modified and re-engineered to suit the high life.
Rolls-Royce Phantom V
This car has been completely re-engineered and restored by Lunaz Design. An electrical powertrain and a full suite of hardware and software upgrades have been installed. The car also boasts of Lunaz’s 120 kWh battery, the largest electrical battery in the world. It offers a range of over 300 miles.
The car has many advance technological features like a fully integrated infotainment system with satellite navigation, split audio, modern climate control and screens. Production is limited to 30 models worldwide. Its pricing starts from €500,000.
Lunaz Design has also decided to electrify Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud from 1955-1956 and equip it with 80kw/h battery. It’s production will also be limited to 30 cars. Clients can choose from Rolls-Royce Cloud I, Rolls-Royce Cloud II or Rolls-Royce Cloud III in both drophead and fixed head coupé versions. The price will start at €350,000.
The original Jaguar XK120, a sports car which was produced between 1948-1954 has been given an electric upgrade. This car by Lunaz Design has an 80kWh battery pack and twin-motor offering a peak power output of 375 BHP. The peak torque is 516 lb-ft. It can reach 60 mph in 5 seconds.
The brand allows tailoring options. Clients can choose from XK120, XK140 and XK150’s in both fixed head and drophead configurations.
Bentley S2 Flying Spur
The original model dates back to the 1950s. Lunaz Design allows clients to select any iteration built in the Continental’s original production run between 1955 and 1965 for creation.
DC design by Dilip Chhabria is known for designing the interiors of cars and vanity vans belonging to high profile personalities and Bollywood celebrities.
This Mercedes V-class belongs to actor Hritik Roshan. It features roof lightning, wooden flooring, foldable table, 170-degree reclining seats, 32-inch TV and even a mini-fridge. Further, a switch panel allows the user to adjust the seat position and intensity of lights.
LuxeWheels is a caravan owned by Raddison Hotel Gurugram Sohna Road. It made headlines because of its luxurious interiors and 5-star amenities. This caravan has been designed by DC designs as well.
1967 Shelby GT500
Florida-based Revology Cars reimagined the classic Shelby GT500 from 1967. The brand is known for reproducing of classic cars with modern technologies.
This car has Shelby sport bucket seats, Shelby wood rim steering wheel and the Deluxe interior with brushed aluminium dash and door trim. While the body has all-new steel panels, the hood, front fascia and decklid are made up of fibreglass as seen on the original model.