The electrification of the classics is gaining momentum. We’ve already seen the battery-powered restomods of the first Mustang and Jaguar E-type, MINI and Blazer. And this is not a complete list. Next in line is the classic “24 Hours of Le Mans”, the original Ford GT40 in an electric role. This is the fruit of cooperation between the British company Everrati and the American Superformance atelier.
All cars that fall into the hands of Everrati for conversion are also refurbished. Therefore, the buyer gets an “old new” electric car. But there is a second way – electrifying an exact replica of the historical model.
The first prototype was built and is still being finalized at the British Everrati development center in Upper Hayford (Oxfordshire).
Superformance produces replicas of a number of historic cars under license from copyright holders (as chassis for installing an internal combustion engine), including the same GT40 from the 1960s. It was the Superformance model that was taken as a basis for further redrawing by the young company Everrati (created in 2019). Everrati Co-Founder and CEO Justin Lanny said:
“Lance Stender (Director of Superformance) and his team are the right guys when it comes to legal sequels to some of the most iconic cars in history. Combining their chassis with our advanced electric vehicle powertrains and precision engineering will enhance performance while retaining the essence and soul of the original. ”
Next to Ford is a Porsche 911 (964) coupe from Everrati. It is sold in two versions: Pure (328 kW, 446 hp, 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, 290 km per charge, starting at £ 200,000) and Signature (373 kW, 507 hp). ., 0-60 in 4 seconds, 241 km per charge, £ 250,000). The company is also ready to transfer the targa and convertible 964, Land Rover Series IIA and Mercedes-Benz SL W113 Pagoda to electric traction.
Everrati has not yet set a price for its new creation and has not disclosed full specifications. However, it has already been announced that the 811-horsepower electric motor will allow such a two-door to gain 60 mph (97 km / h) from a standstill in less than four seconds. The power reserve on a single charge will be more than 200 km. The project partners have promised to reveal more details in the coming months.
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