Lunaz have brought the 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V into the 21st century

Date:27 August 2020 Author: Kyro Mitchell

Rolls-Royce have a built a reputation for producing some of the most luxurious vehicle known to man, and no example of that is more fitting than the iconic 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V.

As a way to pay homage to this incredible vehicle, as well as bringing it into the 21st century, a UK-based company called Lunaz have decided to updates the Phantoms already silent 6.2V8 petrol engine with something even more quiet, an electric motor.

Lunaz says the Phantoms new electric motor is powered by a 120kWh battery pack that with a range of 480km and is able to produce 280kW and 700 Nm.

“Through electrification we proudly further the legacy of the ‘best car in the world’, making Rolls-Royce ownership a relevant choice for a new generation,” said Lunaz boss David Lorenz.

The process of converting the old Phantom into its new electric version involved removing the messy, dirty, oily drivetrain, then stripping the vehicle down to its base metal. It was then 3D-scanned and weighed before the new electric motor was installed, according to Top Gear.

Other aspects of the vehicle have also seen significant upgrades, these include a new sat-nav system, WiFi, infotainment, ‘sensitively integrated’ charging ports, and new air-con and heating systems.

Only 30 EV Phantoms will roll off the production line, with each Phantom selling for a cool R11 million [£500,000].

Take a look at the EV Phantom in all its glory below:

 

 

Image credit: Lunaz design

Latest Issue :

December 2020