Jaguar approves launch of electric E-Type - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
Off Topic Anything but SLK talk. Please Note that religious and political discussions are not allowed....

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 08-25-2018
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Phoenix
Vehicle: 1999 slk 230
Other Toys: 1966 Mercedes Heckflosse
Posts: 14,574
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 530 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,120
Thanked 1,420 Times in 958 Posts
Garage
(Thread Starter)
Jaguar approves launch of electric E-Type



Well that kills the fun adjusting carbs on a V12

Jaguar Land Rover has given the go-ahead to production of an electric version of the E-Type sports car with first deliveries planned for the summer of 2020.

Jaguar Classic, a unit of the UK-based automaker which restores vintage Jaguar cars, will convert the vehicles to electric power at its Classic Works facility in Coventry, England, Jaguar Land Rover said Thursday.

The company gave no details on prices for the cars. The option of converting to an electric vehicle, which is also fully reversible, will be offered to existing E-Type owners.

JLR, which is owned by India's Tata Motors, is already building an electric vehicle called the I-PACE in Austria.

The car, which is officially called the Jaguar E-Type Zero, debuted in September 2017 but made the biggest splash in May when Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle drove one after their royal wedding.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to the Jaguar E-Type Zero concept,” says Tim Hannig, the director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic. Nearly 2 billion people watched the wedding. The response among Jaguar fans specifically is why the company will build an undisclosed (presumably small) number of them in 2020.

It joins a host of continuation-type cars — old cars brought up to modern standards — that have lately become significant moneymakers for heritage car brands the world over. Land Rover, Aston Martin, and Porsche have all begun remaking discontinued iconic cars with similar intent.

Hannig says that while the new car offers faster top speeds, more power, and better capability over thousands of miles driven, it is also astoundingly close to the original in terms of weight distribution and handling. Its electric motor lies behind a large battery pack situated in the middle of the car, where the gearbox used to be.

Many components, including the lithium ion batteries, were borrowed from the electric I-Pace that many people say will prove the most fearsome competitor to the Tesla Model X SUV.

Elsewhere in the new E-Type, a new propshaft with weight and dimensions similar to the outgoing gasoline engine and transmission mean that its suspension and brakes required almost no changes.

The car will drive and brake much as the original did. That one, produced from 1961 to 1975 and favored by the world’s biggest celebrities of those years, is widely considered to be one of history’s most beautiful cars. (Even Enzo Ferrari, who was notoriously stingy with praise, lauded its stunning good looks.)

It had a revolutionary top speed of 150 mph (240 kph) and then-novel rack-and-pinion steering, plus independent front and rear suspensions that helped make it feel nimble to drive. It also boasted onboard disc brakes that were years ahead of anything produced at the time by Ferrari and Porsche. Last year, a rare example from 1963 sold for Ł6 million ($7.7 million).In additional significant updates, a new touchscreen on the inside of this E-Type Zero and smart LED headlights on the front make the car drivable on a daily basis.

Jaguar engineers have said the new car’s range will reach 274 km (170 miles) on one charge—a distance pushed along by the car’s feather weight (fewer than 3,000 pounds, or 1,361 kg) and by its relatively sleek aerodynamics. A full refueling takes less than seven hours’ charging time on a standard outlet.

Painted in a bespoke bronze finish, the latest Jaguar E-Type Zero will be shown publicly Friday at the Quail Gathering in Carmel, California Pricing has yet to be announced, though speculators have placed MSRP in the $500,000 range.

https://media.jaguar.com/news/2018/0...ssions-e-types[IMG][/IMG]


Bloomberg and Reuters contributed to this report.

This post brought you by FLOSSY ...the KING of unimportant OFF TOPIC Posts.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Berliner Heckflosse is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > General Discussion about Mercedes Benz SLKs > Off Topic

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mercedes-Benz is about to launch its first all-electric vehicle built to be electric from the ground up next year. Berliner Heckflosse Off Topic 1 03-04-2018 04:27 AM
Jaguar Launches the World's First Electric Production Car Race Series at IAA Berliner Heckflosse Motorsports 1 09-12-2017 03:59 PM
1964 Volkswagen Type 34 Ghia - Jay Leno's Garage Berliner Heckflosse Off Topic 0 05-16-2017 12:56 AM
Aston aims to launch 800-hp, all-electric Rapide in 2 years Palmer: Electric DBX to follow Berliner Heckflosse Off Topic 0 08-18-2015 03:56 PM
The 2015 Jaguar Heritage Challenge Berliner Heckflosse Motorsports 1 11-15-2014 10:48 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.