- 10. Jaguar E- Type Concept Zero By Jaguar Works
- 9. Ford Bronco By Zero Labs
- 8. AC Cobra Series 4 Electric
- 7. Ford GT40 Electric By Everrati Automotive
- 6. Bentley Continental Flying Spur By Lunaz
- 5. Manta GSe Electromod By Opel
- 4. Totem GT Electric
- 3. Rolls Royce Phantom By Lunaz
- 2. Ford Mustang ‘Eleanor’ by charge Cars
- 1. Jaguar XK By Lunaz
Everybody loves legendary classic cars. Piston head are keeping them alive by making electric restomods. Classic cars show us how far our auto industry has come in these years. The feel they give by driving them, all the memories that evoke, and the visual appeal they give are just eye-pleasing but the sad part is that we are never going to see that lovely piece of the art rolling out of the production line.
Seriously that hurt my feelings but owning these classic cars has their drawbacks too – they need money to maintain, they need serious commitment towards them, they need all love and care to run well and to be kept in good condition but all these can be avoided by doing restoration and converting them into an electric vehicle. It can be done by getting rid of their original fragile engine and replacing it with electric motors.
Many car heads will not agree with this because this will kill the soul of the vehicle but there has to be done. I mean we know right that the future is electric. It is a harsh truth that we all have to face. You don’t have to be an automobile expert to tell that. Converting old classic cars into electric, this business has huge potential. A few companies have realized the potential of this business and they have already started doing electric conversion of old classics. They are ahead in this game. With the help of electric motors, these cars will have immense power powering their wheel. Here is the list of 10 coolest electric restomods we’ have ever seen.
|Jaguar E- Type Concept Zero By Jaguar Works|
|Ford Bronco By Zero Labs|
|AC Cobra Series 4 Electric|
|Ford GT40 Electric By Everrati Automotive|
|Bentley Continental Flying Spur By Lunaz|
|Manta GSe Electromod By Opel|
|Totem GT Electric|
|Rolls Royce Phantom By Lunaz|
|Ford Mustang ‘Eleanor’ by charge Cars|
|Jaguar XK By Lunaz|
10. Jaguar E- Type Concept Zero By Jaguar Works
Back then, Enzo Ferrari himself praised the Jaguar E- type. This is the car in which Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left their wedding reception. This was Jaguar’s recent project work of bringing it back to production, however, it was on hold since 2019 and it was showing no sign of moving any further.
The team under the company decided to keep the car as original as possible. They don’t want to cut the chassis and fit the electric motor in the space of its original engine and transmission. In that way, it will remain reversible and can undo the electric conversion at the owner’s will. The electric motor produced less horsepower than the original 250 but looking on the good side it now wants less maintenance than before and it now makes more torque that is 332 lb-ft.
9. Ford Bronco By Zero Labs
Zero Labs is based in Hawthorne, California. It is an EV design, technology, and engineering firm, founded in 2015. Since its founding, the company has set out to convert existing classic cars into electric vehicles. Among these electric conversion projects, vehicles include first-gen 1966-1977 Ford Broncos, Defender 110s, and Land Rover Series.
Last year Zero Labs made the headlines for their Ford Bronco. They replaced the main powertrain with an electric motor producing 434 hp and 227 lb-ft of torque. Zero Labs added Fox Racing suspensions and a traditional 5-gear manual too. interiors are close to the original but with some modern touches. They added a touchscreen infotainment system. They are now converting vehicles with their third-gen EV platform that holds the power of 600 hp with its dual motor configuration and gives a range of 250+ km.
8. AC Cobra Series 4 Electric
This Cobra Series 4 Electric cost a whopping amount of $210,000. That is of course of its historical value and the amount of brain that has been put on this car to restore it. This Cobra goes from 0-100 in just 3.8 sec. AC claims the range of this electric Cobra to be 200 miles on a single charge with its fitted 54kwh battery.
This car now produces 670 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. This is a very iconic car restored by AC Cars but it is not the first electric conversion done by them, it was Series 1 whose only 58 were built or you are into ICE version of classic cars that are budget friendly.
7. Ford GT40 Electric By Everrati Automotive
Everetti is based in England, it restores and modifies existing classic and iconic cars for its customers. This company’s best work to date is modifying and restoring the legendary Ford GT40.
It now produces 800 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque with the help of liquid-cooled 60 kwh. This battery pack gives a range of 125 miles and can reach the top speed of 125mph. This battery can charge 20% to 80% in 45 minutes with the help of a high-speed charger.
6. Bentley Continental Flying Spur By Lunaz
Lunaz Design was founded in 2018 and in a short amount of time it has become one of the most popular restomodders now. This company is UK based and converts classic cars’ ICE souls into electric and restores them into the finest luxury automobile. These Bentley are made between 1955 and 1965 in two-door, four-door, and coupe body styles.
The ride which we are talking about is the 1961 Bentley Continental Flying Spur by HJ Mulliner which delivers 350 hp with its 80-kWh lithium-ion battery pack which supports quick charging at up to 150 kW and delivers 250 miles of real-world range.
5. Manta GSe Electromod By Opel
Manta GSe Electromod is one of the best-created restomod by Opel. The design given by Opel is more aggressive and smarter now. Opel has given it a 147 hp electric motor produces by a 31kwh battery with a range of around 120 miles. This battery takes 4 hours to get to full charge.
This car has a rear-wheel-drive setup with a four-speed manual gearbox which differentiates it from all the other cars on the list. it weighs only 1137kg which makes it a very light car. Not many electric cars you will see that weigh around this much.
4. Totem GT Electric
Totem automobile is Italy based EV restomodder. They gave this little machine 518 hp, that’s a lot. Its original body and chassis can’t be able to withstand that much power so they only left 10% of the original chassis and they also strengthen the body by their hand.
This little beast goes from 0-100 km in just 3.4 sec and reaches the top speed of 152 mph with the help of its 50.4kwh battery pack which gives around 224 miles of range. They also added some cool features that will make you drool like launch control and drift mode.
3. Rolls Royce Phantom By Lunaz
Another great creation by Lunaz Design is the Rolls Royce Limousine the Phantom V. After electrification, it cost $613,595, but the demand exceeded the expectation and the limited edition sold out soon. Lunaz is now offering electrified versions of Silver 1,2 and 3 models. Now, this 1961 Rolls Royce is quieter than before, and obviously, you get the comfort of the king.
Lunaz upgraded the vehicle’s heating, infotainment system, air conditioning system, and all other luxuries you want on the car. They also tuned electronics, brakes, steering, and suspension. This Rolls Royce is powered by a 120kwh battery that will give the mileage of over 300 miles.
2. Ford Mustang ‘Eleanor’ by charge Cars
Yeah, a Mustang, An electric Mustang. Done by a new startup named Charge Cars. Mustang is one of the famous muscle cars. If anyone thinks of a muscle car Mustang is going to come to their mind. Charge Cars has restomod a 1967 Fastback Mustang. Remember that movie that came in 2000 named Gone in 60 seconds, yeah in which Nicolas Cage played the main character yeah that Mustang is what I am talking about.
Well, this will not be able to wake your neighbors but is going to turn your opponents into dust. This electric Mustang produces 536 hp and 885 lb-ft of torque. It has a 64 kWh battery which gives it the power to go cover 200 miles on a single charge and also supports 50 kW DC charging. This battery takes this Mustang from 0-100 in just 3.9 sec.
1. Jaguar XK By Lunaz
Well, Lunaz Design is making quite a name in the restored field. They resto moded the Jaguar XK120 and made it an EV. You know what, David Beckham gifted his son this electrified Jaguar XK at his wedding. If I get these kinds of cool cars as wedding gifts, I am going to get married every month I swear. Everything in this car’s interior feels classic and untouched, the dials and switches.
It has an 80kwh battery which gives a range of 250 miles. Lunaz fitted two motors which give this jaguar a power of 375 hp. It goes 0-100km in 5 sec. This car might not look quick to you but is quick. This beautiful machine costs $429,000. Costly but gorgeous.
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