The Jaguar E-type Concept Zero is the successful marriage of the Jaguar I-PACE electric crossover technology blended with the most beautiful car ever constructed, the E-Type. With a starring role in the recent royal marriage, Prince Harry chose to drive the silver-blue Jaguar from St. George’s Chapel to the wedding reception at Windsor. The E-Type Zero is tasked with saving the classic car by transforming it into an electric motor vehicle thereby rendering it future-proof, in a world without gasoline, so beware Tesla!
Debuting last September at the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest in London, the E-Type Zero was created from a 1968 Series 1.5 E-type body and chassis. The original 4.2-liter XK inline-six cylinder engine with its four-speed manual transmission was removed and placed into storage. The replacement merely is labelled XK330-4 and contains a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The electric motor is a new 220-kW (295-hp) AC electric motor, with new a gear system replacing the original manual transmission. The sports car is capable of a respectable 100 mph. A fully charged battery will provide 170 miles of uninterrupted driving, and recharging it takes from six to seven hours.
No expense has been spared TL create an authentic Jaguar style full of quality and classic features. The wood trimmed steering wheel with steel spokes is also retained. The instruments and dashboard have been updated to reflect modern technological advances. There is now a stylish, moulded carbon-fibre assembly, which contains the digital instruments as well as the climate control and entertainment system. Efficient LED light sources have replaced the traditional inner headlamps, while the outer lamp casing remains faithful to the original. The purchase price that has been attached to the Jaguar E-Type Zero is a cool £350,000 ($470,500). The Zero will ensure the legend of the Jaguar E-Type will live on and continue to impress new generations of classic car enthusiasts.