Jaguar Classic launches fully electric E-type Zero

Classic cars are often very beautiful to look at, but living with them is a different story – 50-year old engines often don't mix very well with modern traffic. But Jaguar Classic may have the answer, and has produced a version of its iconic E-type roadster with a fully electric powertrain.

The E-type Zero, as Jaguar calls it, is the product of the company's new 'Classic Works' division, based in Warwickshire. It's fitted with a powerful 295bhp electric motor, giving it improved performance over the original model. Zero-62mph takes just 5.5 seconds – a second quicker than the '60s original.