Classic meets electric | E-Type, 300 SL Gullwing...six classic cars transformed for the EV era

Image: Supplied
Image: Supplied

The news of the United Kingdom's decision to bring forward the banning of petrol and diesel-powered cars to 2035, and by extension not include hybrid vehicles, has paved the way for electric cars to be in the mix sooner rather than later. 

Of course, this does not mean that British motorists can't keep their petrol or diesel cars. But can you imagine what it would look like if six of the most iconic cars in history were brought back to life and redesigned in an electric era? has six renders, where the iconic shape of the car has been maintained but electric styling has been added, such as the circular headlights, wing cameras that project a video of the side of the car into the cockpit and futuristic spoke alloy wheels.

Which one of these classic cars would you like to see be electrified ? Take your pick below and email us.

The six iconic cars that have been electrified in their own way are:

• Aston Martin DB5


• Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic


• Jaguar E-Type 


• Lamborghini Miura P400 SV


• Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing


• Shelby Cobra


Compiled by Sean Parker 

Click here for the original story

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Who should have replaced Sergio Perez at this weekend's British GP?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Sebastian Vettel - At least he'll get a taste of what the 2021 car will be like
26% - 553 votes
Nico Hulkenberg - He's been with the team before
27% - 575 votes
Fernando Alonso - A true racer, and the fastest Spaniard around
33% - 700 votes
Jenson Button - Any team can benefit from a champion driver
13% - 278 votes