After extensive development spanning 5,000 hours, Lunaz, a bespoke tuning house, has rejuvenated a vintage Range Rover Safari cabriolet. Departing from the traditional 3.9L V8 engine, Lunaz has outfitted the vehicle with dual electric motors, marking a significant departure from its original powertrain.
Inspiration for the project stemmed from the iconic Range Rover convertible featured in the 1983 James Bond film “Octopussy,” famously driven by Roger Moore. The transformation of a 1983 two-door wagon model into a modern electric marvel involved meticulous attention to detail and performance enhancement beyond a mere engine swap.
Boosting the vehicle's horsepower to 375 (a notable increase from the original 124 HP), Lunaz fortified the chassis for enhanced rigidity and stability. An entirely new suspension system, featuring adjustable dampers and bespoke spring settings, was integrated, alongside upgraded brakes equipped with larger discs and six-piston calipers at the front (four at the rear) to ensure responsive deceleration.
Internally, the electric Range Rover Safari boasts a 2+2 seating layout adorned in light blue leather complemented by waterproof textile upholstery. Carefully selected to align with the exterior's Maya Blue finish, the interior materials offer both style and practicality, ideal for adventurous excursions.
Despite the lavish appointments, Lunaz's handcrafted electric Range Rover Safari models are expected to come with a hefty price tag due to the extensive R&D investment. However, prospective buyers can find solace in the vehicle's luxurious features, including heated seats, a Mocca Walnut wood dashboard, and standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility.