The Car Will Cost Over $1 Million
Jaguar Classic will debut an electric E-Type prototype this summer that will cost $1 million. The car will be based on the legendary sports car from the 1960s. While the Jaguar Classic E-Type Zero will be an amazing machine, it won’t be the only electric E-Type out there. Evolution E-Types and Electrifi will have their own version of an electric E-Type, according to Carscoops, and it will be fast and special.
The companies will base the car on the original E-Type but strengthen the chassis to cope with the torque and power of the new electric motor. The car will first be offered as a roadster and then later as a coupe. Obviously, this car won’t be built from scratch, and if you want one, you’ll need an E-Type to start the conversion with. The company states the conversion is fully reversible, though, so if you ever wanted to switch back to an internal combustion engine, you could.
There aren’t many details out there about the powertrain. However, the companies did say the car will have around 450 hp and be able to do a 0-60 mph sprint in under four seconds. Its top speed will be about 165 mph. Despite adding in the electric powertrain and all of the components that come with it, the car is supossed to weigh about the same as the original.
The company plans to set the price at $1,081,934. That’s a lot of money for an electric car, but with the E-Type’s good looks and the strong reported performance numbers, it could be worth it.