Former football star David Beckham has presented his son Brooklyn and daughter-in-law Nicola, with an all-electric Jaguar XK140 Open Two Seater (OTS) by Lunaz as a wedding gift.
Beckham, who is an investor in Lunaz, which remanufactures and electrifies passenger, commercial and industrial vehicles, presented the electric car to the couple at the wedding held in Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
This zero-emissions bespoke classic was commissioned by Beckham and involved thousands of hours of work from the company’s 120 strong team of craftspeople, designers and electric vehicle (EV) technicians. It was built entirely in-house at Lunaz’s home in Silverstone, England.
The beautiful light blue 1954 XK140 has been beautifully restored and features an upcycled light cream interior. Like every classic by Lunaz, all the modern technology is discreetly hidden.
Dials and switches faithfully reflect the original Jaguar design but with subtle updates to provide information on the battery level and to operate contemporary functions. The car also benefits from uprated brakes, suspension and steering, making this celebrated icon a car that can be driven and enjoyed every day.
This gift is also a great advert for electric cars and proves they are the future, especially when someone as big as Beckham, is not only getting behind them but encouraging his children to drive them too.
David Lorenz, Lunaz founder & CEO, said: “In creating this beautiful, electrified Jaguar XK140, we are honoured to bridge the gap between David Beckham’s professional life, where he is an investor in Lunaz and his family life.
“This remarkable car is the perfect gift to his son Brooklyn and daughter-in-law, Nicola on their wedding day. In every respect, this extraordinary electric classic car by Lunaz symbolises a bright, positive future.”
In June 2021, Beckham announced that he was investing in Lunaz, Britain’s fastest growing clean-tech company. Since then, the company has expanded rapidly, growing its workforce by 200 percent and is soon to establish the UK’s largest remanufacturing and electrification facility adjacent to its current home at the Silverstone Technology Park.
This expansion will also see Lunaz enter full production of upcycled electric vehicles (UEVs) for industrial applications. Last year, the company recently unveiled the world’s first fully electrified and up-cycled refuse truck.