Jaguar Classic is working on a limited run of electric E-Types, but they’re not the only game in town as Evolution E-Types and Electrifi have joined forces to offer their own spin on the idea.
Dubbed the Evolution Electrifi Jaguar E-Type, the version will be based on an original 1960’s E-Type and include a chassis to manage the torque of an electric motor.
A prototype is set to be unveiled and the production version will initially be offered as an roadster. A coupe will follow.
Though the model will be based on a 1960’s E-Type, it’ll be upgraded to be safer and more elegant than the original version. As part of the process, the car will come equipped with an suspension brakes and an electric power steering system. Evolution E-Types will also install an air conditioning system that is electric.
Technical details remain elusive, but the companies said the car will have 450 hp (336 kW / 456 PS). This will reportedly allow the roadster to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in less than four seconds and have a top speed of 165 mph (265 km/h). The companies also said the “overall weight of the car will remain the same,” but there’s range it will deliver or no word on the capacity of the battery pack.
Interestingly, the conversion will be “completely reversible without modification. ” As part of the effort, each E-Type will come with its original engine and transmission so owners can revert back to power if they wish.
Evolution E-Types and Electrifi are now accepting orders and the car is slated to be launched early next year. Pricing is expected to start around £850,000 ($1,081,934 / €969,340) which means the model will cost about as much as 13 Jaguar I-Paces.
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