Classic Jaguar E-Type Reincarnates Into A Beautiful EV [w/Video]

Described as ‘the most beautiful car in the world’ by Enzo Ferrari himself, the Jaguar E-Type has now received a fully electric powertrain.

Known as the Jaguar E-Type Zero, the study is based on a 1968 Series 1.5 Roadster, and was restored and converted at the JLR Classic Works in Coventry.

It features a 229PS (225hp) electric motor, mounted in the same place as the original powertrain, which is fed by a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

Recharging the battery takes between 6 and 7 hours, depending on the power source, and it provides the concept with a ‘real world’ range of 270km (168 miles).

The British automaker states that the new propshaft sends power to the original differential and final drive, with 0-100km/h (62mph) taking 5.5 seconds, making it approximately 1 second quicker than the Series 1 E-Type.

Besides the new powertrain, which has helped it lower its weight by 46kg (101lbs), the Jaguar E-Type Zero also features new LED headlights and modified instrumentation, both of which are inspired by the styling of the original model.

Unlike most new cars and concepts unveiled recently, the Jaguar E-Type Zero won’t debut at Frankfurt, but at the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest, in London, UK, where visitors will get to see it live from September 7 to 10.

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  • Luc Helterbrand

    Beautiful. Not crazy about the dash…but otherwise..lovely.

  • THIS IS WHAT JAGUAR SHOULD BE WORKING TOWARD IN 2040 NOT MAKING A CAR THAT LOOKS LIKE A COMPUTER MOUSE WHERE YOU DRAG THE STEERING WHEEL HOME WITH YOU.

  • mb4design

    Don’t reinvent the past, build the future.

  • Six_Tymes

    lovely Looking car.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Very very nicely done….very cool.

  • More of this please. I’ve actually been thinking about buying an old car and making it all electric.

  • eb110americana

    The range and power aren’t spectacular (though not bad either). But the fact that even with 40kWh of battery, they managed to drop 100 lbs. of weight is super impressive! A future of light electric cars is a future I want to live in.

  • AstonMartin

    Love it! Can’t wait to learn more.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Sad!

    • Vassilis

      Yeah bit of a sacrilege.

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