Jaguar does it again, with the most beautiful electric car ever made

1960's styling with an electric heart

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Enzo Ferrari called the original Jaguar E-Type 'the most beautiful car ever made', and guess what, Jaguar has just announced an electric version, 56 years after the original.

Called the Jaguar E-Type Zero, it's based on the 1968 Series 1.5 Roadster, but open up the bonnet and you find an electric 220kW motor and battery packs.

This motor will be capable of launching the classic from 0 to 62mph in 5.5 seconds, with a top speed of 150 mph and a real world range of around 170 miles.

Not much else has been changed, peak inside the cabin and you'll find the original leather seats, large wooden steering wheel, although, the carbon fibre dash and touchscreen and rotary gear selector do belie it's modern underpinnings.

For now the E-Type Zero remains a prototype vehicle, but there’s serious production intent if customer interest is strong enough. We seriously hope it does make it into production, but if it does one thing's for sure, it'll be expensive and rare.

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Also at Jaguar Land Rover's inaugural Tech Fest the company has announced its commitment to electric power, offering electric power options for some of it's models in some capacity from 2020.

This could be fully electric, plug-in hybrid, or mild hybrid engine options.

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