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Everrati zaps legendary Ford GT40 with 800 hp of electrification

Everrati zaps legendary Ford G...
Everrati and Superperformance team up on a Ford GT40 continuation car like no other
Everrati and Superperformance team up on a Ford GT40 continuation car like no other
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Everrati and Superperformance team up on a Ford GT40 continuation car like no other
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Everrati and Superperformance team up on a Ford GT40 continuation car like no other
Superperformance supplies the GT40 MkII rolling chassis and Everrati wires it up with all-electric power
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Superperformance supplies the GT40 MkII rolling chassis and Everrati wires it up with all-electric power
The car will be offered in a variety of colors
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The car will be offered in a variety of colors
The Anglo-American team offers both left and right drives
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The Anglo-American team offers both left and right drives
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Preorders are available now
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Preorders are available now
Everrati has also done electrified retromods of Porsche 911 964s
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Everrati has also done electrified retromods of Porsche 911 964s
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Two automotive companies that keep tradition alive and well are pooling their talents to make a cutting-edge version of a Le Mans legend. American continuation car specialist Superperformance and British electrification startup Everrati are collaborating on a "future-proofed" Ford GT40 continuation car with a high-performance zero-emissions powertrain.

Founded in 2019, Everrati's goal is to further enhance the resumes of some of the world's most iconic cars by running them through an electrifying fountain of youth. It custom-engineers a battery pack and electric powertrain for each individual vehicle, seeking to maintain the most beloved characteristics of the original while modernizing and improving overall performance.

Everrati is currently hard at work transforming a Superperformance continuation GT40 Mk II rolling chassis into a working electric prototype at its development center at a former air force base in the English Cotswolds. That work involves precisely placing the battery and other electrical components to maintain the proper weight distribution and handling.

Preorders are available now
Preorders are available now

Plans call for a liquid-cooled 46-kW battery routing power through a 700-V electrical architecture to a dual-motor drive. Everrati has its targets set on 800 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, expecting a 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) time below four seconds and a range over 125 miles (201 km). The e-GT40 will include DC fast-charging and AC charging.

The Everrati GT40 rides on independent front and rear suspensions and features Bilstein coil-over shocks and H&R springs. Four-wheel vented disc brakes with Wilwood calipers bring it to stop. The interior is available in both right- and left-hand drive and includes air conditioning and original-style riveted seats.

The Anglo-American team offers both left and right drives
The Anglo-American team offers both left and right drives

“So many legendary cars were created by Anglo-American partnerships during the 1960s," comments Everrati founder and CEO Justin Lunny. "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. So, it feels highly appropriate for Everrati to be partnering with Superformance, furthering not only the legacy of automotive icons but the partnership between the UK and US."

Pricing has not been announced, but preorder registration is available. The Anglo-American duo plans to release more details as development progresses.

Source: Everrati

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3 comments
3 comments
paleochocolate
Needs a lift and chunkier tires.

Make it a Safari Supercar.
Aermaco
The Ford GT40 like the Chaparral 2J is a beautiful technological achievement and thus an important part of our history and so it is a great story. My view is helped by Ford V Ferrari as one of my few favorite films. I will try to buy one of these new eGT40s only if it has the historic sound track option in it.
Knut
Please: a 45KWh battery is the same as a Nissan Leaf made in Sunderland. They can also compare in acceleration 0-60mph in 4 seconds, well the Leaf is slower but many electric vehcles will beat that. There is no need for any cooling of the battery, but follow the Chinese and use a 150KW battery that can be replaced. Then plan with 2 pit stops for peeing and battery swap, and do the Le Mans again. You can also expect batteries of 400KWh that will eliminate all need for charging in the 24-hour race. This is a veteran car that they make. It will look great but impress nobody on the racetrack anymore. It is not close to a plain vanilla Porsche Taycan or Xpeng P7 or NIO or Rimac.