Popping the phallic-like hood reveals a box beautified by the lettering XK 330-4. Tipping the scales at 46 kilograms over the donor vehicle, the E-Type Zero’s underhood box hides the lithium-ion battery. From 40 kWh, the electrified standout promises a real-world range of 170 miles (270 kilometers).
It takes six to seven hours to recharge the pack from zero to 100% from the typical household plug. And would you believe the exclusive powertrain borrows various components from Jaguar’s first-ever EV? According to the British company, the E-Type Zero has to thank the I-Pace for its go-faster bits.
With front-rear weight distribution unchanged from the ICE-powered E-Type, the Zero has 220 kW of get-up-and-go at its disposal. That’s 300 metric ponies or 295 horsepower, with the electric motor sitting in the location where the transmission used to be. Thanks to an all-new propshaft, the goodies are sent to the rear axle. So, will Jaguar put it into production?
According to the manufacturer, Jaguar is “looking forward to the reaction of our clients as we investigate bringing this concept to market.” If a business case can be made, then expect low-volume production to happen.