Jaguar resurrects the E-type
The Jaguar E-Type is back, and this time it's got a brand-new green-friendly engine.
Although electric cars have come in with plans of banning petrol engines and saving the environment, it has always seemed like companies don’t even try with their designs. Designed for maximum efficiency, these ugly looking box-like structures are soon to be long forgotten. As companies are starting to bring in maximum beauty along with the efficiency factor.
Getting along with the elegant looks of the latest VW E-golf, Tesla’s models and BMW’s i8; Jaguar is soon to release what they believe is going to be the most beautiful E-car in the world.
Bringing back the classic E-types, once acclaimed by Enzo Ferrari as “the most beautiful car in the world”; Jaguar is cracking the codes to their own zero emissions vehicle which they call the E-type ‘Zero’, obviously.
Making its way into showrooms by 2018, the ‘Zero’ is based on the 1968 Series 1.5 Jaguar E-type Roadster, and will enable ‘green’ speed-enthusiasts to travel at a whopping 0-62mph in just 5.5 seconds; even quicker than the original E-type.
According to Tim Hannig, Director, Jaguar Land Rover Classic, “E-type Zero combines the renowned E-type dynamic experience with enhanced performance through electrification. This unique combination creates a breathtaking driving sensation."
“Our aim with E-type Zero is to future-proof classic car ownership. We’re looking forward to the reaction of our clients as we investigate bringing this concept to market.”
Not just elegant but also powerful, this E-type will hold an electric powertrain that develops 220kW, which is specifically designed for the ‘Zero’.
Its power is backed up by its efficiency; even its LED headlights are used to achieve energy efficiency.
The low weight speedster can also travel for a range of 270km (170 miles), holding in technology borrowed from the Land Rover’s upcoming I-PACE.
You can charge your 40kWh battery in just 6-7 hours and start your 'green' cruising, in your very opulent car.