Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle just got married, thus becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Their wedding was a typically royal affair and included some fine automobiles, though none more special than this bespoke Jaguar E-Type the newlyweds drove from Windsor Castle to their evening reception.
This light blue E-Type was transformed by the British automaker last year and fitted with a 225 HP electric motor and 40 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The sexy Jaguar, a 1968 Series 1.5 Roadster, wasn’t created with the intention of becoming a production model, but does show how classics can be successfully overhauled with electric powertrains.
With classic looks and modern technology, could this be the perfect E-Type?
“Concept Zero combines the renowned E-Type dynamic experience with enhanced performance through electrification,” director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic Tim Hannig said last year. “This unique combination creates a breathtaking driving sensation.”
Interestingly, the E-Type used by the royals was a left-hand drive model, despite the UK driving on the left side of the road. That’s because the EV was a LHD one-off, and Jaguar obviously didn’t build a second, RHD prototype.
The duo looked particularly glamorous on their way to the reception, and the elegant E-Type, electric or not, was definitely a ride fitting the royal couple.