Two iconic Rolls-Royce models have been transformed by the British start-up Lunaz: as splendid as they may seem, the electric Phantom V and Silver Cloud are aimed above all at extremely wealthy enthusiasts ready to break the piggy bank for themselves. to offer such jewelry.
In France, converting your thermal vehicle into an electric car is now legal. As such, Frandroid told you the steps to take to initiate such a process. The British start-up by the name of Lunaz, on the other hand, does not take half measures: the company selects luxury models that have marked their time, and installs them an electric powertrain, reports Autocar.
This is a good way to revive somewhat forgotten four wheels from the ashes by injecting them with an undeniably more modern dose of electricity. And the latest brand targeted by the manufacturer from across the Channel is none other than the iconic Rolls-Royce, including the Silver Clouds (1955 – 1966) and Phantom V (1959 – 1968) have visibly won over the engineers at Lunaz.
But beware: only the wealthy (and enthusiasts) will be able to afford to add one of its models to their garage. The first named is sold at a price of 350,000 pounds sterling (388,000 euros), while the second climbs to 500,000 pounds sterling (554,000 euros). The official website states that a huge 120 kWh battery accompanies them, although the latter delivers "only" 400 to 480 kilometers of range.
WiFi and driving aids
To do this, Lunaz has put in place a well-established restoration and conversion process. The company performs a comprehensive analysis of the vehicle to understand the original weight distribution. This information then enables him to make crucial decisions about chassis configuration, powertrain and suspensions, the official website said.
The automobile is then modeled in 3D, to better assemble it. The retro style of the two vehicles does not prevent them from being in tune with the times, since the Lunaz teams have integrated Wi-Fi, driving aids, screens and new air conditioning and heating systems. Reservations have even already been accepted by the group.
Lunaz is not on his first attempt here. The "Production" section of its website highlights these various feats of arms in this area: a 375 horsepower Jaguar sports coupe (1948 – 1954), accompanied by a Bentley S2 Flying Pur initially produced at the end of the years. 1950.