Everrati Now Offers Electric GT40 Restomod With 800 HP, V8 Noise, And Fake Shifting
Everrati today announced specifications for its electric GT40. With two motors powering the back wheels, the car is perfect for enthusiasts who want the best of the past and the present.
This version has been revealed 11 months after Everrati announced a partnership with Superformance to make new internal combustion engine and electric versions of the GT40 using “continuation” quality parts. Such is the quality of the build that it will be the only electric GT40 listed in the official Shelby Registry.
“Future-proofing a car of the GT40’s legendary status is both a privilege and a challenging responsibility,” said Mike Kerr, Everrati’s engineering director. “Quality and authenticity are of paramount importance at every stage. That’s why at Everrati, we insist on the complete design and development process being documented and controlled using OEM-derived practices.”
Powered by twin radial flux permanent magnet electric motors, the GT40 can get 800 hp (597 kW/811 PS) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque to the rear wheels. That allows the car to sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) in less than four seconds and onto a top speed of more than 125 mph (201 km/h).
Its 60 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, meanwhile, is located behind the driver (where the engine would have been) and within the side sills. This keeps the center of gravity low and helps the electric GT40 achieve a weight distribution of 40/60 F/R, which compares favorably to the original car’s 38/62 F/R distribution. Fast charging allows it to go from 20 to 80 percent in 45 minutes and it has a range of more than 125 miles (201 km).
That’s not a stunning range but it does mean that the car hasn’t become some overburdened heavyweight as a result of its transformation. Despite the battery packs, Everrati’s electric GT40 weighs in at just 2,910 lbs (1,320 kg), which is 104 lbs (47 kg) less than the car weighed when it was full of gas and racing at Le Mans in the ‘60s.
In an attempt to get drivers even closer to the original experience of the GT40, Everrati has also added a “Race Mode” that has some interesting features. Selecting the mode activates two sound generators that deliver up to 110 dB of synthetic V8 exhaust sound, which is about as loud as a rock concert. In-seat transducers help to further immerse the driver in classic sound. That is, in turn, connected to the shift lever in the car. Developed using technology from high-end racing simulators, it allows drivers to “change gears,” providing a momentary pause in power and sound between “shifts.”
A motorsport-derived user display, meanwhile, provides the driver with extensive live data about the condition of the powertrain. An onboard 4G data logger can allow Everrati engineers to diagnose any issues that come up with the owner’s permission.
“The engineering team at Everrati is immensely proud to have received the honor of creating the only GT40 EV in the world to be listed in the official Shelby Registry,” said Kerr. “Our advanced driver-focused visceral engagement technology will enable drivers to access a fully immersive aural experience and reignite the romance of the era in which the GT40 dominated the Le Mans 24 Hours in the 1960s, in a new era of zero-emission electric mobility.”
Prices for the electric GT40 have not been revealed but Everrati says that its order books are open for interested customers looking to commission a model.