Um clássico E-Type perdeu seu motor 6 cilindros e recebeu um elétrico com pacote de bateria

A Jaguar produzirá o E-Type Zero com entregas começando em 2020. A divisão de clássicos da marca o produzirá por encomenda, incluindo a conversão do carro de um interessado em elétrico. Para celebrar este grande anúncio, a Jaguar levou o conceito com emissões zero para o Monterey Car Week. 

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"Estamos felizes com a reação positiva ao Jaguar E-type Zero. Poder aproveitar os clássicos no futuro é uma das metas da Jaguar Classic", disse Tim Hannig, diretor da divisão, sobre o elétrico. 

A fabricante britânica não divulgou as especificações técnicas finais ou o preço do E-Type Zero. Ao menos no conceito, o conversível usa baterias de 40 kw de ion-lítion com autonomia de 274 km. A aceleração até os 100 km/h é feita em 5,5 segundos, fazendo do elétrico um segundo mais rápido que o original. A mecânica tem 80 kg a menos. 

Jaguar E-Type Zero concept
Jaguar E-Type Zero concept

O motor elétrico está na dianteira e o novo cardã leva a força para um diferencial traseiro. Instalar o conjunto elétrico não requer modificações na estrutura, então os proprietários podem colocar o clássico seis em linha no cofre se eles mudarem de ideia. A única mudança estética são os faróis de LED. 

Por dentro, a Jaguar Classic coloca um novo conjunto de instrumentos digitais e, como opcional, um sistema multimídia moderno ao centro. Já que o motor elétrico utiliza apenas uma marcha, a alavanca de câmbio sumiu e, em seu lugar, um botão giratório - como utilizado nos Jaguar Land Rover modernos. 

Você reconhecerá o E-Type Zero de sua aparição no casamento real do Príncipe Harry e Meghan Markle. O casal o dirigiu na saída do Castelo de Windsor. 

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E-LECTRIC! JAGUAR CLASSIC WILL BUILD ZERO-EMISSIONS E-TYPES

Zero-emissions conversions for iconic sports car get production go-ahead

Production follows successful debut of E-type Zero concept in 2017

Latest concept to make US debut at California’s Monterey Car Week

Prospective clients invited to contact Jaguar Classic with expressions of interest via:

zero@jaguarlandrover.com / +1 (888) 284-9501 / www.jaguar.com/classic

(Ryton-on-Dunsmore, 24 August 2018) Following an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the original concept for ‘the most beautiful electric car in the world’, Jaguar Classic has confirmed it will offer all-electric E-types for sale. The news follows the iconic EV sports car’s successful debut in concept form at Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest in September 2017.

Combining its restoration expertise with cutting-edge technology from the Jaguar I-PACE, the award-winning zero-emissions performance SUV, Jaguar Classic will offer tailor-made E-types restored and converted to electric power at the same Classic Works facility as its outstanding E-type Reborn restorations in Coventry, UK.

An EV conversion service for existing E-type owners will also be offered. To preserve the authenticity of the base vehicle, the EV conversion will be fully reversible.

Tim Hannig, Jaguar Land Rover Classic Director, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to the Jaguar E-type Zero concept. Future-proofing the enjoyment of classic car ownership is a major stepping stone for Jaguar Classic.

“E-type Zero showcases the incredible heritage of the E-type, and the expertise and craftsmanship at Classic Works, while demonstrating Jaguar Land Rover’s dedication to creating zero emission vehicles across every part of the business, including Jaguar Classic.”

Technical specifications and pricing details will follow, but Jaguar Classic is now taking expressions of interest from potential E-type Zero clients. Deliveries of the first electric E-type vehicles are expected to start from summer 2020.
Jaguar E-type Zero concept

The Jaguar E-type Zero concept not only driv outstanding performance, with quicker accele
es and looks like an E-type, it also offers ration than the original Series 1 E-type.

Jaguar Classic is targeting a range in excess of 170 miles for all-electric E-types, helped by the car’s low kerb weight and sleek aerodynamics. The concept is powered by a 40kWh battery, which can be recharged in six to seven hours, depending on power source.

Apart from its state-of-the-art powertrain, modified instrumentation and fascia showcasing the latest touchscreen infotainment (which will be available as an option), the E-type Zero concept is largely original. Efficient LED headlights complement the iconic Series 1 design.

An electric powertrain with single-speed reduction gear has been specially designed for the E-type, utilising many Jaguar I-PACE components. Its lithium-ion battery pack has the same dimensions, and similar weight, to the standard E-type’s six-cylinder petrol XK engine and is in the same location.

The electric motor lies just behind the battery pack, in place of the E-type’s gearbox. A new propshaft sends power to a carry-over differential and final drive.

Using an electric powertrain with similar weight and dimensions to the outgoing petrol engine and transmission means the car’s structure, including suspension and brakes, has not changed, simplifying the conversion and keeping the driving experience in line with the original vehicle. It drives, handles, rides and brakes like an original E-type with front-rear weight distribution unchanged.

The latest iteration of the E-type Zero concept, finished in a Bespoke Bronze paint finish, will give the car its US debut at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering on Friday 24 August.

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