You Can Get a Piece of the Royal Wedding
Unlike Meghan Markle's bespoke Givenchy wedding dress (or the other custom-made Stella McCartney gown she wore that day), fans of all things royal can get a piece of the royal wedding. According to Harper's Bazaar, the now-iconic icy blue Jaguar that took Markle and Prince Harry to their evening wedding reception will soon be available to the general public.
Officially called the Jaguar E-Type Zero, it's not exactly a new build. Originally released in 2017 as a concept car, the E-Type Zero made a cameo at the royal wedding by special request. Now, the car will make its way to the open road, with or without someone in line for the throne behind the wheel. Set to hit showrooms in 2020, the car will get a few upgrades before buyers can snag a ride of their own.
Though it looks like a throwback Jag — the design is based on models created between 1961 and 1975 — the new car will get a slew of modern-day upgrades like an integral touchscreen fit for James Bond and smart LED headlights. Plus, it's all electric, which is what the "zero" in the name represents: zero emissions.
"We've been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to the Jaguar E-Type Zero concept," Tim Hannig, director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, told Bloomberg.
He didn't mention how many will be made, but with a price tag of $500,000, it's safe to say that it'll be in limited supply. Jaguar Classic is taking pre-orders now, so anyone looking to get a piece of royal history can put their name down on the list.
Note that the exact blue color that Markle and Harry rode wasn't in the promotional images that Jaguar released. Instead, there's a bronzy gold version. With a range of 170 miles per charge, Jaguar promises uncompromising performance (think: high speeds, lots of power, and plenty of pep) to anyone who can get their hands on what's sure to be a collector's item.