This fully restored Land Rover Series IIA is Everrati Automotive Limited’s latest addition to its ever-growing electrified portfolio and it’s been on show to the public at Hampton Court Palace…
Remember that slick wide-bodied 964-generation Porsche 911 restomod capable of sprinting from 0-62mph in less than 4 seconds? Well, rest assured this mud-plugging Land Rover Series IIA model doesn’t but is capable of a true zero-emission range of up to 125 miles from a state-of-the-art 60kWh battery pack.
The Oxfordshire-based company that claims to ‘redefine and futureproof automotive icons through the integration of the very latest electric vehicle (EV) powertrains‘ say this is now a truly utilitarian vehicle built and equipped for the 21st century.
A genuine British icon, the Land Rover Series IIA is renowned as one of the most accomplished off-road vehicles ever made since its conception 60 years ago. As the brainchild of celebrated automotive designer Maurice Wilks, the Series IIA set a benchmark as the world’s first four-wheel-drive vehicle available to the public.
Drive comes from a brand-new EV powertrain, designed and developed at Everrati’s base in Upper Heyford, the company’s team also restore the Series IIA body and chassis, which has been sourced for both its ‘originality and exemplary condition’, pairing the fully rebuilt vehicle with an advanced electric powertrain.
Justin Lunny, Founder & CEO of Everrati Automotive Limited:
“With the unveiling of an electric version of the legendary Land Rover Series IIA, we are continuing to deliver on Everrati’s mission, which is to craft cutting-edge, capable, highly desirable, and sustainable cars, each with the soul of an icon. To do so requires unparalleled attention to detail and technical proficiency, with one eye on ensuring our iconic cars meet 21st-century demands, and the other on safeguarding a vehicle’s original character and DNA – both dynamically and aesthetically.”
The electrified Land Rover Series IIA made its public debut at Concours of Elegance as part of the Bridge of Weir enclosure, at Hampton Court Palace, and as expected, was given the cold shoulder by some of those who can’t accept such a wonderful motoring icon has been transformed into something that is both useable and emissions friendly. Saying that you’ll need more than £150K if you’re planning on buying one.
The company recently joined forces with Superformance producing a range of classic electric cars beginning with an electrified Ford GT40 and 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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