An Electric Rolls-Royce Phantom V Is The Definition Of Refinement

An Electric Rolls-Royce Phantom V Is The Definition Of Refinement - News

There are few statelier cars than a Rolls-Royce Phantom V. After all, it was a car of choice for both John Lennon and the Queen, plus plenty of politicians and governors. It was originally powered by a 6.2-litre V8 mated to a four-speed auto, but the one you see here has a totally different, slightly more modern powertrain.

We’ve seen a fair few electric classic car conversions, but this one just seems to fit better. Rolls-Royce did all it could to make the Phantom as quiet and as refined as possible, so it makes total sense to fit a near-silent motor and battery combination.

An Electric Rolls-Royce Phantom V Is The Definition Of Refinement - News

The battery pack is pretty big at 120kWh, so you’ll be trumping any Tesla owners you come across. We’re told you can expect over 300 miles on a charge before needing to plug in at either home or a fast-charger. There are no performance details, because that’s just vulgar dahling.

It’s not just a straight swap from petrol to electric, though. Lunaz strips the cars back to the shell and gives it a full resto, before applying a lovely two-tone paint.

An Electric Rolls-Royce Phantom V Is The Definition Of Refinement - News

Then, a whole spread of modern luxuries are plumbed in. How does sat nav, WiFi and proper air con sound in an early ‘60s Rolls? There are also screens for the rear-seat passengers, bar service (yes, really) and rose gold trim pieces. Brakes, suspension and all the electrics are upgraded, too.

Restomods are never cheap, and neither’s this one. You’ll need £500,000 to get Lunaz’s attention, but this is a Rolls-Royce and some hard graft has taken place to turn it into a super-modern 21st Century wafter. Of course it’s a lot of money, but we reckon it’s worth every penny.

An Electric Rolls-Royce Phantom V Is The Definition Of Refinement - News

Can’t quite stretch to that? £350,000 will buy you an electric Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud, with a smaller 80kWh battery but a similar range.

What do you think of an electric Rolls-Royce Phantom V? Absolutely right, or an abomination?

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