This very special Jaguar E-type was the star car of the Royal Wedding day. Read on for the inside story…
Newlyweds HRHs the Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose to drive to their reception in a Jaguar E-Type Zero – a one-off modern electric version of the iconic 1960s’ sports car.
Petrolheads will have noticed that not only was it a left-hand drive model, but it also sported a special licence plate – E190518. In other words, the couple’s wedding date 05-19-18.
The ‘retromod’ Jaguar E-type was engineered by Jaguar Land Rover Classic earlier in 2018 at the company’s new ‘Classic Works’ in Warwickshire.
Based on 1968 Series 1.5 Jaguar E-type Roadster, its cutting-edge electric powertrain makes it capable of 0-62mph in just 5.5 seconds – about one second quicker than a Series 1 E-type.
The E-type, launched in 1961, has regularly been voted the best-looking car of all time. Even Enzo Ferrari called it “the most beautiful car ever made”.
Back in 2011, Harry’s brother William drove his bride Kate off in Prince Charles’s classic 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Volante.