Everrati, which converts Porsche 964 911s to electric power, is now taking on Ford GT40 conversions in partnership with Superformance.
Superformance, best known for its Cobra replicas, specializes in constructing rolling chassis of 1960s race and performance cars.
A few weeks ago we told you about a company in the UK converting 911s to electric power. Now Everrati has expanded to do the iconic Ford GT40 as well. Partnering with Superformance, Everrati will take a “continuation component sports car” and make it run on electricity. The strategic partnership with Superformance increases Everrati’s lineup, which had previously included the 964 911, Land Rover Series IIa, and Mercedes SL Pagoda.
“Everrati and Superformance have a mission to future-proof automotive icons, and the GT40 will add to Everrati’s impressive portfolio,” the companies said in a joint release.
You can’t drive one away just yet, as the new model is officially “under development,” a prototype chassis has been built and is being “comprehensively adapted from ICE power to advanced electric propulsion” at Everatti’s UK development center on the former US air base at Upper Heyford.
Everrati was short on specifics, like how many motors, how big a battery, where the battery would sit in the chassis, and just about everything else you’d want to know, but the project is now underway and that’s a start.
“This is the perfect partnership,” enthused Justin Lunny, founder and CEO of Everrati. “The sole focus of both Everrati and Superformance is iconic cars, and Lance and his team are the guys when it comes to authorized continuation chassis of some of the most legendary cars in history. Marrying these chassis with our advanced EV powertrains and precision engineering will enhance performance while keeping the essence and soul of the original. We aim to create the best electric driver’s cars while, at the same time, future-proofing these true past masters.”
Lance Stander, CEO of Superformance, was just as happy.
“I’m very excited about the partnership we are announcing today,” said Stander. “Justin and the team at Everrati have a compelling vision for the future, along with the engineering pedigree and expertise to reimagine this automotive icon for the 21st century. While I will always love a V8-powered vehicle, there is no doubting the ultra-high performance of Everrati’s advanced EV powertrains. I am genuinely impressed with the lengths to which Everrati goes to maintain the weight distribution and character of the original car. Electrification is the future in so many ways and adds another option for those who love classic sports cars.”
“So many legendary cars were created by Anglo American partnerships during the 1960s,” the release reminds us. “In fact, the very first GT40 was brought to life in the early Sixties by a UK-based team led by expat British engineer, Roy Lunn, at Ford Advanced Vehicles in Slough. Its body was even made by Abbey Panels in Coventry, before the finished car was shipped to the US for its unveiling the day before the New York Auto Show, in April 1964.”
So there’s precedence. Looking forward to driving one when ever one becomes available. Production dates, pricing, and most other details have not been released yet.
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