Everrati GT40 is an electric classic

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All-electric Everrati GT40 brings 1960s Le Mans legend into the 21st Century.

The Ford GT is one of the most recognisable cars in history, thanks to its design, racing success and of course a roaring V8 – but now British company Everrati has made a recreation of the GT40 MkII which is fully electric.

This isn’t the first time the UK company has bestowed electrification to a classic car, with EV versions of the 964-generation Porsche 911, Land Rover Series II and Mercedes-Benz SL ‘Pagoda’ in its back catalogue.

Where there would normally be a 7.0-litre V8 engine now sits a 60kWh battery working with a 700-volt architecture. Something that should help keep the purists happy is the power – Everrati has managed to extract 597kW and 800Nm of torque from the electric powertrain which gives its version of the GT40 a 0-100km/h time well under four seconds and a top speed of more than 201km/h. Everrati has also added a race-derived limited-slip differential.

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There’s a ‘Race Mode’ which activates two speakers to deliver up to 110 decibels of simulated V8 exhaust sound. To give the electric GT40 a bit more of the original’s flavour, Everrati has introduced ‘virtual gears’ where you can initiate a pause in the sound generators and torque delivery by using the gear shifter.

While most electric cars gain weight over their internal-combustion engined forebears, Everrati has actually reduced weight from the original’s 1367kg wet weight to 1320kg, while weight distribution is also improved to a 40/60 front rear split.

The battery system on Everrati’s electric supercar allows for CCS fast charging so it can recharge from 20 to 80 percent in a little as 45 minutes and provide a range over 200km.

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The technology doesn’t stop there, as the car has a motorsport-derived user display interface providing the driver with live data from the electric powertrain. The pilot can also allow for a 4G data logger to give remote access to Everrati engineers for diagnostic purposes.

Inside the electric GT40, we see a virtually identical interior to the original with a Moto-Lita steering wheel design, dash toggles, right-hand side gear lever and the same bucket seats.

There’s no word on pricing but Everrati’s electric 911 costs over £250,000 (AUD$430,000), and we’d expect the GT40 to cost even more.

Alastair Crooks

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