Retrofitter and electric vehicle (EV) firm Lunaz has turned a 1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II owned by Oscar-winning actress Sophia Loren into a full EV.
As with every car elevated by Lunaz, including Aston Martins, Bentleys, Jaguars and Range Rovers, the original petrol engine was removed and replaced with a specifically engineered version of Lunaz’ proprietary electric powertrain and battery. Because the original Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II was engineered for near-silent running, the electric powertrain has now only elevated and enhanced the experience. The entire Lunaz elevation process has been carried out at Lunaz’ purpose-built production and research facility at Silverstone, UK.
The Silver Cloud II was intended for chauffeur-driven use, and Lunaz has integrated a suite of modern features to create a “serene, relaxing environment” for rear-seat passengers, including heated seats, a Android and Apple Carplay-compatible audio system, and USB/USB-C charging points.
The car marks the public confirmation of the Lunaz Hotel Programme through which several hotel operators around the world have already commissioned Lunaz to elevate classic models from Bentley and Rolls-Royce, which will be used to transport hotel guests on challenging off-road terrain.
Prices for motor cars within the Lunaz Hotel Programme begin at £550,000 excluding local taxes.
David Lorenz, Founder, Lunaz, said: “Every Rolls-Royce elevated by Lunaz has its own unique and fascinating story to tell, but few can match this exceptional Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II, which was built in 1960 and first owned by the famous actress synonymous with elegance and style, Sophia Loren.
“In elevating this beautiful, historically-important classic to fully-electric power, we’ve remained absolutely faithful to its original spirit and purpose: to use the most advanced technology available to convey passengers in perfect serenity, privacy and comfort. Through this car, and other vehicles built through the Lunaz Hotel Programme, we’re enabling the world’s leading hotel and residence operators to add a new dimension to their guests’ experience.”
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