The restoration of a 1961 Bentley Continental S2 Flying Spur has caught the Gadgets eye, especially since it’s been converted into a fully electric vehicle. More than that, it’s the first-ever electric Bentley built!
“Arduous” is the most apt way of describing how engineering company Lunaz went about the restoration process. The car was precisely weighed, inspected before being 3D-scanned. This then allows the company to install their signature electric powertrain to best effect.
It was then stripped all the way down, hand-finished and rebuilt with a modern intent. Now, this 1961 Bentley Continental not only runs on electricity but comes with air conditioning, onboard WiFi, power steering and Apple CarPlay.
Lunaz plans to expand this to quite a few other classic Bentley models, with prices starting from around €400,000. Production allocation is also on the horizon for the S1, S2 two- and four-door S3 Contis, along with Drophead Coupes. So, is this the only way to keep classic cars relevant, or does converting them to electric models kill what makes them unique?
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