Scoring from the 50 percent way line. That fateful pink card in opposition to Argentina right after booting Diego Simeone. A curling past-gasp free-kick versus Greece. Marrying a Spice Female. That sarong. About the years there have been many, lots of memorable David Beckham times. But here’s a person for us petrolheads: previous Golden Balls has whacked out his cheque e book and splashed out on a 10 for every cent stake in luxo electric start-up Lunaz.
You know them, correct? The business who have been ruffling feathers in the vintage motor vehicle scene for a handful of several years now with their meticulous conversions and restorations. They make some mega ‘leccy things, from Sixties Rolls-Royce Phantom Vs and Silver Clouds to Jaguar XK120s and the Top rated Equipment Electric powered Award-profitable absolutely electric 1961 Bentley Continental S2 Flying Spur.
The most up-to-date addition to the array is an electrical MkI Variety Rover – yours for close to £250k. But if blank cheques are additional your detail, then Lunaz is often joyful to talk about one thing completely bespoke. And it is not minimal to British models either… nothing’s off the table.
And now Becks has joined as an investor, snagging a 10 for each cent stake in the organization to aid it get to the next degree. He’s not the only a person, as other monied folk have also rummaged at the rear of the back again of the couch together with Each day Telegraph house owners, the Barclay household, the residence billionaire Reuben brothers and Alexander Dellal. Mainly because now Lunaz would like to use its electrical nous to broaden its generation and go into industrial automobiles and strategies to thoroughly clean up in much more techniques than one particular. See, not only will these significant-duty vehicles run on energy, but they are also beginning with a bin lorry.
“Lunaz represents the very best of British ingenuity in the two know-how and design,” Beckham claimed. “I was drawn to the corporation through their get the job done restoring some of the most gorgeous common cars and trucks by means of upcycling and electrification.
“[Company founder] David Lorenz and his workforce of planet-course engineers are developing a thing extremely distinctive and I look forward to currently being aspect of their growth.”
We just hope we’ll see Becks as a Binny McBinface EV bin lorry progress driver. But Lunaz is also dividing its company up a bit less than a new banner, Lunaz Team. The Silverstone organization will now function as a result of three sub-makes.
‘Lunaz Design’ will be the Lunaz we presently know, reviving, re-engineering and changing stunning classics to operate from a three-pin plug and battery-electrical powertrains. Then there is ‘Lunaz Applied Technologies’ that will upcycle and re-engineer professional industrial fleet autos and converts them to electrical powertrain (Becks’ bin lorry). The last slice of the Lunaz pie is ‘Lunaz Powertrain’, that will give modular electrical powertrains for other carmakers, suppliers and impartial automotive engineering businesses, a little bit like Rimac does for other large OEMs.
So it appears to be like like Lunaz is right here to keep and with some celebrity endorsement. Back of the net!