Two big names in modernizing classics combine
Replacing big block rumble with electric whir
We would have expected the big block GT40 Le Mans racer to be one of the last cars to go electric, but Everrati and Superformance are changing that idea. Calling it a mission to future-proof automotive icons, the two will build an EV GT40 to join Everrati’s electric Porsche 911, Land Rover, and Mercedes-Benz SL.
Superformance is best known for building licensed continuation versions of classic models, making them more modern and more customized, and, best of all, helping to ensure they can be driven more than the originals.
The two are already working on their prototype electric GT40. The chassis prototype has been built, and the electric work is being done at Everrati’s UK research center.
It could be an easier project than normal for Everrati, which usually begins by having to complete a full restoration on a car that has seen decades of use. This time, thanks to Superformance, the company can start fresh with a new vehicle.
“This is the perfect partnership,” said Everrati founder and CEO Justin Lunny. “The sole focus of both Everrati and Superformance is iconic cars and Lance and his team [at Superformance] are THE guys when it comes to authorized continuation chassis of some of the most legendary cars in history.”
No performance figures were offered for the GT40 since it’s still early, but Everrati’s 911 offers up to 500 hp and a range of around 200 km on its 53 kWh electric battery. That gives it 0-100 km/h times of under four seconds.
That car costs north of £200k, but since this car doesn’t require a restoration first, the price could end up less. Expect the actual price, along with specifications about the cars, to follow later this year