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TWO CLASSIC ROLLS-ROYCE MODELS GET ELECTRIC UPDATES.
Rolls-Royce has gone back to the future thanks to Lunaz, a U.K. automotive company that converts classic British vehicles into electric versions. Founded in 2018 by David Lorenz, the Silverstone, England–based company began with vintage Jaguar XK120s and Bentley Continentals, and recently announced two electric Rolls-Royce models—a 1961 Phantom V (which starts at around $657,000) and vintage Silver Clouds (beginning at $450,000). Limited to 30 vehicles, the RollsRoyce editions include three models: a four-door limousine, a two-door coupé and a drophead coupé. Power for the Phantom V comes from Lunaz’s 120kWh battery pack, which promises a range of 300 miles. And the interiors come with plenty of modern luxuries, including an infotainment system, a customizable bar and alpaca-wool floor mats. “The time is right for an electric Rolls-Royce,” Lorenz says of his elegant EVs. “We are answering the need to marry beautiful classic design with the usability, reliability and sustainability of an electric powertrain.” Indeed, the Lunaz cars may be EVs under the hood, but those iconic Rolls-Royce exteriors are still a real gas.