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Electrified 1961 Bentley S2 Continental Claimed To Be Rarest Conversion Yet

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Lunaz has unveiled their latest electromod and they’re touting it as the “rarest vehicle overly to be converted to fully electric propulsion.”

The vehicle in question is a 1961 Bentley S2 Continental and is personal to be “one of only four examples built.”  While Bentley reportedly made a total of 388 S2 Continentals, Lunaz noted the car harkens when to a time when “bodies were still stuff produced by self-sustaining coachbuilders.” This is theoretically the source of the car’s rarity as the visitor said build sheets indicate the original consumer vicarious a four-door soul from coachbuilder James Young, but theoretically decided to go with a coupe at the last minute.

Regardless of the car’s pedigree, which some will oppose has now been destroyed, the model has been equipped with an electric powertrain that produces 400 hp (298 kW / 406 PS) and 530 lb-ft (719 Nm) of torque. Lunaz didn’t mention anything well-nigh shower topics or range, but said the coupe can slide from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 6.9 seconds.

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 Electrified 1961 Bentley S2 Continental Personal To Be Rarest Conversion Yet

The upgrades proffer vastitude the powertrain as the car has been equipped with an willowy whorl spring suspension that features a lever arm damper.  The model moreover sports a regenerative braking system, which features six-piston calipers up front and four-piston calipers out back.

The exterior has been “stripped lanugo to a yellowish metal shell and returned to as-new condition using traditional coachbuilding and restoration techniques,” while the interior has been given an eco-friendly makeover.  In particular, the leather has been tanned using naturally-fallen olive leaves, while the wall-to-wall is synthetic from 100% regenerated nylon webbing and features a valuables made from recycled plastic bottles.  The wood veneers were moreover obtained from sustainable sources and are certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council.

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