This morning, more than a billion people around the world have watched Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding, but now that all is said and done, it’s time to draw our attention to the Duke’s car and of the newly crowned Duchess of Sussex led to their reception. The Jaguar E-Type Zero debuted in September 2017, but there is much more press today than before. Welcome to the royal family, Jag.
Jaguar has left the 1968 1.5 Series E-Type intact, as much as possible, while replacing the original six-cylinder engine with an electric motor and battery. Enough power is sent to the rear wheels to push this feline from 0-62 in just 5.5 seconds. That means it’s faster now than when it was new and gasoline was flowing.
The 170-mile distance from the E-Type Zero is far more than enough to transport the lucky couple from Windsor Castle to Frogmore House in the Windsor Estate, where Harry’s father, the Prince of Wales, is hosting their reception. wedding. But if it was running out of juice, its 40 kWh battery can be recharged in less than 7 hours.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex depart Windsor Castle for a reception hosted by The Prince of Wales at Frogmore House, in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero. This vehicle was originally manufactured in 1968, and has since been converted to electric power #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/hRrxEUlFlJ
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018
Do you want one of your choice? The Daily Mail says it will cost £ 350,000 (that’s over $ 470,000 here in the US). Do not expect a personalized license plate to match the date of your wedding.