Enzo Ferrari, who founded the Italian sports car company bearing his name, described it as "the most beautiful car in the world". It was a slender version of the same car, with a stylish blue exterior that excited spectators as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hopped in a few months ago and drove to their wedding reception.
Now, Jaguar has announced that it will launch an electric version of this Jaguar E-Type, its classic sports car of the 1960s with a long bonnet and chrome-plated bumpers in production, with first deliveries scheduled for the summer of 2020.
The news follows Jaguar, who presented the electric sports car as a concept at the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest in September. According to today's announcement, an EV retrofit service is also available for existing E-Type owners.
"We are overwhelmed by the positive response to the Jaguar E-Type Zero concept," Tim Tim Jaging, Country Director of Jaguar Land Rover said in a statement released, adding that this represents an important springboard for Jaguar Classic , "E-Type Zero demonstrates the incredible heritage of the E-Type, the expertise and craftsmanship of Classic Works, and demonstrates Jaguar Land Rover's commitment to emission-free vehicles across all business lines, including Jaguar Classic."
To the details of the all-electric E-Type:
Jaguar Classic targets a range of more than 1
Jaguar goes on to say an electric drive with single-speed reduction gear has been specially developed for the E-Type with many Jaguar I-PACE components. The E-Type lithium-ion battery has the same dimensions and weight as the E-Type six-cylinder XK engine and is also in the same location.
The electric motor is now sitting behind the battery, instead of the transmission of the E-type. "A new cardan shaft transmits power to a transmission differential and a final drive," explains Jaguar. "Using an electric drive with similar weight and dimensions to the gasoline engine and transmission has not changed the structure of the vehicle, including the suspension and brakes, making it easy to change and adapting the driving experience to the original vehicle , drives, drives and brakes like an original E-type with unchanged weight distribution front / rear. "