Classics are now evolving quicker than ever as technology embraces the now inevitable electric future.
With potential business available on-tap, Midlands classic motoring specialist, RBW Classic Electric Cars have joined forces with Zytek Automotive in a bid to launch two limited edition electric recreations.
Zytek Automotive are part of Continental AG, who provides the world championship winning technology applied to Formula E racing cars.
Managing Director Peter Swain said:
“Our aim is make these great classic cars better for the modern age and to do that, we have been fortunate to be supported by great companies who share the same ethos.
“In our research and development, we put the cars through vigorous testing which showed just how much pressure is on the body as well as the components. Such is the power of the engine, we used new components wherever possible to ensure the best for owners to enjoy from their classic electric sports car.
“The limited-edition hand-built models, with an initial 30 examples created, launched to the motoring trade at Cenex, a showcase of low carbon vehicle technologies, on 12/13 September.”
The electrical duo will be lead by the ‘RBW MGB recreation‘ which embraces many of the aesthetics the classic MGB was so well known for. The second will be the ‘RBW XKSS recreation‘, based on the Jaguar, which was developed as a road-going conversion of the Le Mans-winning D-type racing car.
RBW Classic report that both vehicles will retain their iconic design features, in a bid to secure the status of future classics and their proud owners.
Integrity could be something of an issue as British Motor Heritage and Gregson Polska provide brand new body shells to ensure safety is not compromised.
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A public launch will follow at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show from 9-11 November at Birmingham’s NEC where enthusiasts can reserve their vehicle with a small deposit.
For more information visit: www.rbwclassicelectriccars.co.uk