Lunaz investor, David Beckham, has presented his son, Brooklyn and his daughter-in-law Nicola, with an all-electric Jaguar XK140 Open Two Seater (OTS) by Lunaz as a gift to mark his eldest child’s wedding in Palm Beach, FL, USA.
This clean-air classic, bespoke commissioned by Beckham is the product of thousands of hours of work from the company’s 120 strong team of craftspeople, designers and Electric Vehicle (EV) technicians and was built entirely in-house at the home of Lunaz in Silverstone, England.
This 1954 XK140 is appointed in a beautiful light blue. Every Lunaz customer is afforded the opportunity to name their unique colour. At the client’s request, the name for this particular colour will remain confidential.
The fully restored and upcycled interior is presented in a light cream, offering contemporary expression to the car’s classic aesthetic. Like every classic by Lunaz, modern technology is discreetly hidden. Dials and switches faithfully reflect the original Jaguar design but with subtle updates to provide information on the battery level and to operate contemporary functions.
The driver will also benefit from uprated brakes, suspension and steering; making this most celebrated British automotive icon a car that can be driven and enjoyed every day.
In June 2021, Beckham announced that he was investing in Lunaz, Britain’s fastest growing clean-tech company. Since then, the company has expanded rapidly, growing its workforce by 200% and is soon to establish the UK’s largest remanufacturing and electrification facility adjacent to its current home on the Silverstone Technology Park. This takes Lunaz’ total manufacturing footprint to 210,000 sq/ft making it the largest company within the globally renowned Silverstone Technology Cluster by space and employees.
This expansion will see Lunaz enter full production of Upcycled Electric Vehicles (UEVs) for industrial applications. Indeed, the company recently unveiled the world’s first fully electrified and up-cycled refuse truck. This approach responds to the growing global requirement to plot a much more sustainable course to the transition of passenger and industrial vehicles to clean air power trains.
By upcycling and electrifying, in essence returning the vehicle to a factory-new standard, Lunaz saves 80% of the embedded carbon versus replacing it with new. This also saves significant capital making upcycling a cleaner, better and greener route to the rebalancing of global fleets to electric powertrains.
The company recently announced the conclusion of a private investment round through 2021. This included the introduction of Beckham, the Barclay, Reuben and Dallal families as major shareholders.
Prices for the classic Jaguar XK fully restored and converted to EV by Lunaz Studios start at around €420.000 ($455.000) before taxes.