Lunaz, the electric vehicle engineering company is expanding its manufacturing headquarters by 500% with the largest occupied manufacturing space within the Silverstone Technology Cluster in Britain’s advanced engineering heartland.
Additional production capacity is required to meet rapidly growing demand for up-cycled examples of the most admired classic cars in history. Lunaz has enjoyed success with introduction of the world’s first electric classic Rolls-Royce, Range Rover and Jaguar sportscars.
“The Bentley Continental is the definitive British grand touring machine. Customers across the globe asked us to create the world’s first electric expressions of these iconic cars. The result marries the beauty and presence of these extraordinary cars with a proven answer to the key questions of reliability, usability and sustainability that surrounds classic car ownership. We are proud to further the legacy of the Bentley Continental with the start of full production from our significantly expanded UK manufacturing presence.” Said David Lorenz, Founder, Lunaz Design
The most recently completed car is a 1961 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur by H.J Mulliner. The car integrates modern conveniences derived from Lunaz’ re-engineering process including the up-rating of suspension, brakes and the inclusion of power-steering and air-conditioning. An infotainment screen is added to provide modern functionality like navigation and Apple CarPlay with no compromise to the authenticity of the classic design aesthetic.
Lunaz will now offer production allocation for Bentley Continental S1, S2, S3 in two-door and four-door configuration. In addition to fixed-head cars, the company will also offer rare Continental Drophead Coupé examples.
Each classic electric Bentley will be subject to the same bare-metal restoration process that every Lunaz marque undergoes, along with with full modernisation through the firm’s re-engineering process before it is converted to the Lunaz proprietary electric powertrain.
These cars will be offered in strictly limited production allocations with deliveries already in progress. Prices for original factory steel-body cars start at £350,000 excluding local taxes.
The Lunaz Powertrain
The company has developed a modular and proprietary electric powertrain. A project led by former double F1 World Championship winning Technical Director, Jon Hitlon who has compiled an engineering team with experience in McLaren, Prodrive, F1, Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari and Bentley.
The Lunaz powertrain can also be scaled for uses outside the conversion of classic cars. Conversion and up-cycling of other mainstream and commercial vehicles represents a far more cost-effective and sustainable proposition than commissioning entirely new assets. Lunaz is keen to serve this sector.