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.
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.