Lunaz creates electric Bentley S2 Continental
Wednesday, 15 February 2023 at 11:30:00 UTC
One of four Bentley converted to EV power
Lunaz has converted a 1961 Bentley S2 Continental to battery power, making it the rarest car the company has converted for EV use.
Replacing the original 6.2-litre V8 engine is a 400bhp electric motor, which also generates 530lb-ft of torque to take the Bentley from 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds.
The braking system has been upgraded to deal with the enhanced performance, while a full restoration was carried out on the rest of the car.
Inside, the S2 Continental has been retrimmed in sustainable leather, while the carpets have been made from 100% regenerated nylon fibre and plastic bottles.
David Lorenz, Lunaz company founder, said: ‘This magnificent Bentley S2 Continental was already an exceptional motor car, as one of just a few examples of its type that remain in the world. In its new guise, it’s the rarest vehicle ever to be converted to fully electric propulsion, and the most exclusive project we’ve ever undertaken at Lunaz Design: it’s literally one of a kind.
‘This car is also a further demonstration of our proven upcycling process and technologies, developed entirely in-house at our Silverstone facility, which are fast becoming the de facto gold standard for electrification projects involving the world’s most prestigious marques.’