RAY MASSEY: Reborn sounds like it can be an old rock band – but is the reincarnation series of cars produced by Jaguar Land Rover's Classic Works division
Ray Massey Autorace editor for daily mail
Reborn sounds like it could be an old rock band – but is in fact the reincarnation series of cars produced by the Classic Works division of Jaguar Land Rover.
The experts at Ryton-on-Dunsmore, near Coventry, hunt for old, collectable and salable examples of the company's most beloved vintage cars – and bring them back to life.
Like a spider: Ray Massey revives the Reborn Series 1 Land Rover
You can see some of them in action during the Goodwood Revival in Sussex this weekend. I have been behind the wheel of a few of them, including the original Series I Land Rover from the late forties, a swinging Sixties E-Type Jaguar and an original seventies Range Rover from Pukka.
The car company has tapped into the growing market for mechanical & stuff; & # 39; in old style – a revolt against the digital age and everything that wi-fi or 4G needs.
Other car companies also benefit from the trend. Aston Martin brings back the classic 007 DB5 and Prince Harry had a converted electric E-type at his wedding with Meghan.
& # 39; Reborn & # 39; works like that. The JLR Classic experts search the world for basic & # 39; vehicles that are suitable for the & # 39; reborn & # 39; treatment. They must be 80 percent original. So what do they want to drive? Charming. With all the little problems and nuances that you would expect from a classic car.
Behind the wheel: rolling out the Range Rover was also enlightening
Anyone under 40 is unlikely to know what to stitch & # 39; in a car is – let alone what it does. But when the E-Type began to stutter, I instinctively felt that I was reaching for it to be properly activated.
Rolling out the Range Rover was also enlightening. The link pole not only requires listening to the tours, but they also feel & # 39;
And the green aluminum and canvas Series I Land Rover 4X4 with a 1.6-liter engine is amazing. The post-war construction from 1948 is simple and brilliant.
Early era: Anyone under 40 probably does not know what the stitching & # 39; in a car is – let alone what it does
Jaguar Land Rover Classic director Tim Hannig said: "This is a wonderful way to keep our rich automotive heritage alive."
Driving force: the reborn Range Rover will bring you back £ 140,000, the Land Rover Series I £ 75,000, and the Jaguar E-Type (pictured) £ 295,000
However, there is always a catch. The reborn Range Rover brings you £ 140,000, the Land Rover Series I £ 75,000, and the Jaguar E-Type £ 295,000.
MERCEDES-BENZ LAUNCHES FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC CAR
Mercedes-Benz launched its first fully electric car – the plug-in EQ-C SUV – as a rival for Tesla's Model X and Jaguar's award-winning I-Pace.
With a claimed range of 280 miles on one charge, he goes from rest to 62 km / h in a fast 5.1 seconds to a limited top speed of 112 mph.
Premium: no prices have been announced but do not expect much change from £ 40,000 to £ 45,000
It is the first of ten new fully electric M-B models that are on the road by 2025 because it reverses the turn & # 39; to electric current. The battery can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in 40 minutes, says M-B.
No prices have been announced but do not expect much from £ 40,000 to £ 45,000, I think.
It will be officially unveiled at the Paris Motor Show next month. Order books that will be open next year for delivery in 2020. Arch rival Audi will go live later this month with his e-tron electric car.
Such dedication gives a real boost to electric cars as a potential for realistic, no-pollution driving.
VOLVO & # 39; S NEW, AUTHENTIC CAR HAS COCKTAIL BAR AND SOFAS
Cheers, Volvo. Thanks to the new, unmanned car, they are in the hallway with a cocktail bar and comfortable sofas.
And because you are not, but the computer that has everything under control, you can not be done for driving under the influence – in theory.
Creating a glass: since the computer has everything under control, you can not do anything to drive under the influence – in theory
It can even serve as a bedroom on wheels, allowing you to sleep on your way to your destination. Real workaholics can use it as an office.
Remember, will the authorities really trust drivers without a driver to have a bunch of tipsy passengers on board without a down-to-earth nominee driver to take the lead, for example if the car's central computer blows a fuse?
When Volvo unveiled the 360c electric self-driving concept car this week, boss Hakan Samuelsson said: "With this, consumers can spend time in the car and do what they want."