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Classic style meets the electric vehicle age

Take a look at a very special car: an electrified 1952 Jaguar XK120.

It is a world first, comprising a leather-free interior that utilises ocean clean-up materials, including carpets woven from reclaimed nylon fishing nets with backing upcycled from plastic found in thre world’s oceans.

The car is pictured at the handover to its owner outside the Savile Row shop in London of bespoke shoe maker Arthur Sleep by its manufacturer Lunaz at its Silverstone factory Ahead of the first drive, Lunaz chief executive David Lorenz handed over a pair of bespoke shoes, made from the same textile material as the seats of the Jaguar XK120, to the car’s owner.

“Lunaz customers delight in every element of the commissioning, design, restoration and electrification process,” said Mr Lorenz. “To reflect the conclusion of this long and involved journey we like to create something special related to the build.

“Furthering the legacies of the most celebrated cars in the world is a labour of love derived from close collaboration with every Lunaz customer. In handing over this beautiful electrified and upcycled Jaguar XK120, we conclude a project that has empowered our designers to reimagine the traditional classic car material palette.

“We are proud to take materials and create processes that significantly reduce the global impact of enjoying these cars by unlocking the power of upcycling.”

The company is among one of the fastest growing in Britain and has attracted investment from institutional names including the Barclay, Dalal and Reuben families and David Beckham.

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