A glorious 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V has now joined the growing number of ‘high-end’ electrified classic cars within an ever-expanding market. Described as the world’s only electrified Rolls-Royce cars, the luxurious marque joins a growing list of electrified classic cars from Lunaz including Jaguar and Bentley.
The ‘classic electric’ cars will be available in a range of body styles, including four-door limousine, two-door coupé and drophead coupé and start at an eye-watering £350,000 (not including local taxes). Pricing for a Rolls-Royce Phantom by Lunaz starts at £500,000 (not including local taxes).
Rolls-Royce Phantom V Interior
The interior scheme tastefully echoes the exterior. The very finest sustainably-sourced leather is crafted by Lunaz’ in-house specialist team and specified in Argent Grey. Instead of traditional seat piping, a double welt feature is presented in Whisper with Argent Grey, creating a contemporary pinstripe detail.
The feature line’s subtle shade of pink is referenced as an unexpected detail feature on the inside of the grab-handles, placed for the convenience of occupants as they enter and exit the car.
David Lorenz, Founder, Lunaz:
“The time is right for an electric Rolls-Royce. We are answering the need to marry beautiful classic design with the usability, reliability and sustainability of an electric powertrain. More than ever we are meeting the demand for clean-air expressions of the most beautiful and luxurious cars in history. We are proud to make a classic Rolls-Royce relevant to a new generation.”
The process includes ground-up restoration and will be strictly limited to 30; all will incorporate the Lunaz proprietary electric powertrain and a full suite of hardware and software upgrades.
Original woodwork has been painstakingly restored and finished with a contemporary satin treatment embracing a sympathetic update which offsets rose gold inlays. This approach extends to the door cappings, front fascia and the picnic table backs affixed to the privacy division that separates the driver and rear passenger compartment.
Two screens are integrated behind the privacy division’s picnic tables allowing rear occupants to watch films and mirror screens from mobile devices. A bar service occupies the centre of the unit and has been custom built to perfectly fit the owner’s beverage requirements.
The 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom by Lunaz has a built-in eight-seat configuration with a front bench for three occupants, rear bench for a further three and two occasional seats. Occupants throughout will benefit from Lunaz’s commitment to specifying only the very best materials. For example, rear floormats have been custom made in alpaca wool, a material that is rarer than cashmere, softer than lambswool and is considered highly sustainable.
Whilst the electrification of such wonderful vehicles may strike the fear of God into the hearts of purists across the country, Lunaz states this as the only built-for-purpose, electric chauffeur-driven car in the world and, like it or not, these vehicles will answer a growing requirement from individuals and the world’s leading institutions for a clean-air alternative.