EV specialist converters, Everrati has joined forces with Superformance producing a range of classic electric cars beginning with an electrified Ford GT40…
Remember that wide-bodied Everrati 964-generation sub 4 second Porsche 911 with a 53kWh battery pack we mentioned back in May? Well, the Oxfordshire-based company has joined forces with 1960s-era continuation component sports cars specialists, Superformance and the first project in the pipeline will be a high-performance electrified version of the iconic endurance racing car… the GT40.
Planning and development will take place at Everrati’s workshops in Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire with a prototype chassis already built and being comprehensively adapted from ICE power to advanced electric propulsion at the former US airbase in the English Cotswolds.
Superformance brings a full line of high-performance component cars celebrating some of the most iconic vehicles of all time to the table. All vehicles are built under license from trademark holders including GM and SAFIR GT40, adding authenticity and value. Sold as a rolling chassis, a Superformance car can be configured with heritage or modern drivetrains.
Justin Lunny, Founder and CEO, Everrati:
“This is the perfect partnership. The sole focus of both Everrati and Superformance is iconic cars and Lance and his team are THE guys when it comes to authorised 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.
“So many legendary cars were created by Anglo-American partnerships during the 1960s. In fact, the very first GT40 was brought to life in the early Sixties by a UK-based team led by ex-pat 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, 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. Another cross-Atlantic connection is that our development HQ is located on a former US airbase in the Oxfordshire countryside.”
Everrati Automotive Limited has always been keen to reinforce they are a company that specialise in the ‘redefining and futureproofing’ of automotive icons through the integration of the very latest electric vehicle (EV) powertrains and technical wizardry, but the purists may take some convincing as the automotive silence is deafeningly quiet.
While full details of the electrified GT40 are yet to be released, both parties are said to heading towards production in a short time frame with more information to follow soon.
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