If the future is electric, then the effort to save our internal-combustion classics needs to start now. Crate that chunk of cast iron or aluminum and shops like Lunaz will replace it with a zero-emissions drivetrain that outperforms the original equipment while keeping those beautiful lines perfectly intact. While companies like Jaguar and Aston Martin offer a similar service, Lunaz is the brainchild of David Lorenz, whose experience with his own classic car lead to the founding of Lunaz.
The first two projects from the shop are a 1953 Jaguar XK120 and 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V — the epitome of British motoring. Each car has a battery pack under the hood and one under the truck floor, with the Jaguar getting an 80 kWh unit and the Rolls a 120 kWh one. In the Jaguar, Lunaz’s in-house design powers two electric motors that make 375 horsepower and a stump-pulling 516 lb-ft of torque. Specs for the Phantom haven’t been released. If you’re ready for the past to meet the future, Lunaz will start reserving build slots starting in November of this year. Also be sure to check the list of the most expensive cars in the world.