Dubbed by Enzo Ferrari as “the most beautiful car in the world” back at the 1961 Geneva motor show, the E-Type is a car of legends.
Last year, Jaguar released the E-Type Zero concept, an all-electric conversion of an original 1968 E-Type. They believed it to be so controversial, the project was originally dubbed Project Marmite!
Now I do get to experience a range of incredible vehicles in my work, but this was definitely something new and different for me, as classic and future were suddenly aligned. I had some discovering to do.
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. – Tim Hannig, Director, Jaguar Land Rover Classic
Did the E-Type Zero win my heart? Do I want one of these silent friends in my garage? Have Jaguar successfully future-proofed history?
If you are curious to find out more about the E-Type Zero, including what inspired Jaguar to develop this concept, what’s really under the hood, and how it feels on the road, my full article (and interview with Tim Hannig, Director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic) will be out in the March edition of Autovolt Magazine.
And if, like me, you would like to see more of these electric beauties on the road, let Jaguar Land Rover know… Enquiries regarding E-type Zero should be made using: +44 (0)203 601 1255 or firstname.lastname@example.org