Sir William Lyons is turning in his Grave

Sir William Lyons is turning in his grave.

After breaking down in a Mercedes 190SL with his infant daughter on board, Founder David Lorenz thought. ‘How can I ensure cars such as the Mercedes or my daily driven Jaguar XK120 are around for my daughter’s generation to enjoy? And how can they be made appealing to a younger audience?’

The 36-year-old nightclub owner from London saw the potential for a future-proof business. He became the founder of Lunaz and converted some of the world’s finest classic cars to run on battery power.

Lunaz has announced that in response to the ever-growing demand, they will be releasing more build allocation for their classic electric cars. Clients can now reserve the first tranche of production, scheduled for delivery in 2024.

Lunaz’s state-of-the-art facility in Silverstone, England, increased its production capacity to 110 restored, re-engineered, and electrified vehicles every year, a 50% increase in build slots compared to 2020. The expansion means that Lunaz will meet the growing global demand for its classic electric cars.

I believe the firm’s prototype Jaguar XK120 is David Lorenz’s daily motor car. As well as owning the company, he’s one of its lead testers as well.

The very thought of removing the original, 3.4-litre six-cylinder from Sir William Lyons’ perfectly formed XK120 will have traditionalists sobbing in their oily handkerchiefs, especially as a Concours XK with a combustion engine is considerably cheaper. For others, charging headlong back to the future in a car like this will be an appealing and unique prospect.

It smells like old school Jag, but now the driver can listen to Apple CarPlay.