Jaguar E-Type Zero Wins GQ Award
【Summary】The all-electric Jaguar E-Type Zero combines retro good-looks and modern technology. This radical machine recently took home GQ’s “Best Use of Electricity Since the Lightbulb” award.
The Jaguar E-Type is one of the most – if not the most – beautiful cars of all time. So, it's no surprise Jaguar chose to turn the two-seater into an all-electric concept car. This masterpiece-on-wheels, called the E-Type Zero, recently won an award from British GQ Magazine. The title of the accolade is "Best Use of Electricity Since the Lightbulb". We'd have to agree.
All-electric Jaguar E-Type Zero
When it first debuted in 1961, the original E-Type (XK-E for the North American Market) was powered by a carbureted, 6-cylinder engine. The E-Type Zero, on the other hand, gets its juice from 220-kW electric powertrain and 40-kWh battery pack. All those electrons make the Zero one-second faster than the original E-Type. The EV was clocked doing 0-62 mph in just 5.5 seconds. It has a pretty decent range too, coming in at 170 miles per charge.
Style and efficiency win GQ award
The E-Type Zero was built by Jaguar Land Rover Classic. Tim Hannig, its director said, "E-type Zero demonstrates Jaguar Land Rover Classic's commitment to future-proofing classic car ownership. It combines the renowned E-type dynamic experience with enhanced performance through electrification. This unique combination creates a breathtaking driving sensation. We're delighted that E-type Zero has the approval of the knowledgeable team at British GQ."
It's easy to see why GQ, a magazine built on style, would fall in love with the Type-E Zero. After all, even Enzo Ferrari called Jaguar's roadster "the most beautiful car in the world." Outside, the Zero looks almost identical to the original model, with curvy bodylines and the signature "tear drop" head lights. Those headlights, however, have been updated with LEDs for increased energy efficiency.
Inside, things get high-tech. There's a dial-type gear selector, digital gauges and a touchscreen display in the middle of the dash. Carbon-fiber is used generously throughout the cockpit.
Will Jaguar produce the E-Type Zero?
Jaguar says it's considering bringing the E-Type Zero to market – maybe. Until then we'll have to keep drooling over photos of the roadster – much like many GQ's readers drool over its models.
Mia is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician, L1, L2 and L3 Advanced Level Specialist. She has over 12 years of experience in the automotive industry and a bachelor’s degree in automotive technology. These skills have been applied toward content writing, technical writing, inspections, consulting, automotive software engineering.
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