Lorenz, 34, a former London nightclub owner, had his electric-car epiphany watching Prince Harry and Meghan Markle drive away from their wedding reception in an electric Jaguar E-Type in 2018.
He quickly teamed up with ex-Renault F1 technical director, John Hilton, with a plan to make some of the world’s most celebrated cars future-proof.
“I don’t know what will happen to classic cars in the future – nobody really knows where or how we will be able to drive them as legislation changes and autonomous vehicles take over,” says Lorenz. The Law Commission is currently considering regulations for self-drive cars in the UK.
The Lunaz Jaguar XK120 is already undergoing tests and has a year-long waiting list. With a range of 250 miles Lorenz regularly commutes to and from his home in central London. Apart from Hilton and him, I’m the first person to drive it.