Lunaz investor David Beckham gifts son with electric 1954 Jaguar XK140
To mark their wedding, Lunaz investor, David Beckham, has presented his son Brooklyn and wife Nicola with an all-electric Jaguar XK140 Open Two Seater (OTS) by Lunaz.
This clean-air classic, bespoke commissioned by Beckham is the product of thousands of hours of work from the company’s 120 strong team of craftspeople, designers and Electric Vehicle (EV) technicians and was built entirely in-house at the home of Lunaz in Silverstone, England.
Like every classic by Lunaz, modern technology is discreetly hidden, dials and switches faithfully reflect the original Jaguar design but with subtle updates to provide information on the battery level and to operate contemporary functions.
The driver will also benefit from uprated brakes, suspension and steering; making this British automotive icon a car that can be driven and enjoyed every day.
In June 2021, Beckham announced that he was investing in Lunaz, Britain’s fastest growing clean-tech company. Since then, the company has expanded rapidly, growing its workforce by 200% and is soon to establish the UK’s largest remanufacturing and electrification facility adjacent to its current home on the Silverstone Technology Park.
This takes Lunaz’ total manufacturing footprint to 210,000 sq/ft making it the largest company within the globally renowned Silverstone Technology Cluster by space and employees.
This expansion will see Lunaz enter full production of Upcycled Electric Vehicles (UEVs) for industrial applications. The company recently unveiled the world’s first fully electrified and up-cycled refuse truck.
This approach responds to the growing global requirement to plot a much more sustainable course to the transition of passenger and industrial vehicles to clean-air power trains.
By upcycling and electrifying, in essence returning the vehicle to a factory-new standard, Lunaz saves 80% of the embedded carbon versus replacing it with new.
This also saves significant capital making upcycling a cleaner, better and greener route to the rebalancing of global fleets to electric powertrains.
The company recently announced the conclusion of a private investment round through 2021. This included the introduction of the Beckham, Barclay, Reuben and Dallal families, as major shareholders.
David Lorenz, Founder & CEO, Lunaz, said: “In creating this beautiful, electrified Jaguar XK140, we are honoured to bridge the gap between David Beckham’s professional life, where he is an investor in Lunaz and his family life. This remarkable car is the perfect gift to his son Brooklyn and daughter-in-law, Nicola on their wedding day. In every respect, this extraordinary electric classic car by Lunaz symbolises a bright, positive future.”
Image: courtesy Lunaz