Lunaz are electrifying the classic cars of the past, and bringing them back to the future.
As our climate awareness increases, and stricter and stricter controls are placed on our emissions, perhaps Lunaz has thought of the perfect way to keep the beautiful classic cars alive.
A small British start-up company operating out of the motoring mecca that is Silverstone, their aim is to electrify the cars of the past. Taking a series of iconic classics, they are reinvigorating the vehicles by stripping them down to their bare bones and completely overhauling them, to make sure they perform just as they would have back in the day, but to today’s modern safety standards.
What sets them apart from other car manufacturers doing similar things is that Lunaz can convert any car that lands in their lap, as each vehicle is worked on by hand.
No robots and no funny business.
“The demise of the combustion engine is inevitable and pretty soon classics will become nothing more than museum pieces which does no justice to these aesthetic moving creations.”
After stripping the car down, a 3D scanner will design a powertrain which will perfectly fit the car, and within the modifications will also be fast-charging and regenerative braking, as well as helpful driving aids like traction and cruise control.
In addition, no longer will you need to glue a dodgy phone holder on the windscreen, as the classics will be equipped with a sat nav, and you’ll even be treated to heating and air con!
So what cars are the Lunaz team bringing back to the future?
The team of expert mechanics down in Silverstone have been working away on two specific models;
A 1961 eight-seater Rolls-Royce Phantom V, and 1953 Jaguar XK120.
Both cars will use a modular design for the batteries and have two packs per car, one in the engine bay and one under the floor of the boot; this will ensure the cars still have the power they previously had.
The drop-dead gorgeous Jaguar will run off an 80 kwk pack, and with the looks to match, HEKKTA are very happy indeed they have chosen this car.
The floating chassis reveals the transition between the Jaguar of the past and the Jaguar of the future.
What is so impressive about the work Lunaz has achieved is that the cars looks just the same as before, yet somehow classier; improved from their previous form.
Whether the old cars are succumbing to the fate of rust, or the electrics inside have decided to remain in the 50s, or whether your mechanic has decided he wants a new kitchen; all these problems of owning an old motor simply disappears, whilst the cars retain that irresistible beauty of when they were first made.
Oh, and your saving the environment too.
They have also turned their hands to a giant of British motoring and engineering; the Rolls-Royce.
Peeping through the daffodils is the re-energised version of the iconic Rolls-Royce Phantom.
Able to store power for 250 miles of driving per charge, you can cruise through fields or roll through the city for hours and hours, with 250 miles per charge being at the absolute top end of the market for all electric cars; and the other competitors are not going to look as good as you.
“We are well placed for the dawning of the electric age”
It really is the perfect marriage between the past and the future; retaining the beautiful design that these cars possess, whilst making them fit for the fight.
HEKKTA truly rejoiced at Lunaz’s work because we are tired of seeing ugly design after ugly design for new, all electric vehicles. It’s hard enough to get people to change theirs habits and behaviours, but it’s nigh on impossible to get people to change when the choices available look so clunky.
We’re glad that come the day that petrol engines are no longer allowed on our roads, the legacy of these stunning classic cars can live on, and evolve into the new era of motoring.
Let’s be honest here, what would you rather be driving the car on the right, or the car on the left?