Everrati GT40 electrifies iconic Ford GT MkII
The Ford GT is one of the most recognisable cars in history, thanks to its design, racing success and of course a roaring V8 – but now British company Everrati has made a recreation of the GT40 MkII which is fully electric.
This isn’t the first time the Oxfordshire-based firm has bestowed electrification to a classic car, with EV versions of the 964-generation Porsche 911, Land Rover Series II and Mercedes-Benz SL ‘Pagoda’ in its back catalogue.
Where would normally be a 7.0-litre V8 engine now sits a 60kWh battery working with a 700-volt architecture. Something that should help keep the purists happy is the power – Everrati has managed to extract 800bhp and 800Nm of torque from the electric powertrain which gives its version of the GT40 a 0-62mph time well under four seconds and a top speed of more than 125mph. Everrati has also added a race-derived limited-slip differential.
There’s a ‘Race Mode’ which activates two speakers to deliver up to 110 decibels of simulated V8 exhaust sound. To give the electric GT40 a bit more of the original’s flavour, Everrati has introduced ‘virtual gears’ where you can initiate a pause in the sound generators and torque delivery by using the gear shifter.
While most electric cars gain weight over their internal-combustion engined forebears, Everrati has actually reduced weight from the original’s 1,367kg wet figure to 1,320kg, while distribution is also improved to a 40/60 front/rear split.
The battery system on Everrati’s electric supercar allows for CCS fast charging so it can go from 20 to 80 per cent in a little as 45 minutes and provide a range over 125 miles.
The technology doesn’t stop there, as the car has a motorsport-derived user display interface providing the driver with live data from the electric powertrain. The pilot can also allow for a 4G data logger to give remote access to Everrati engineers for diagnostic purposes.
Inside the electric GT40, we see a virtually identical interior to the original with a Moto-Lita steering wheel design, dash toggles, right-hand side gear lever and the same bucket seats.
There’s no word on pricing but Everrati’s electric 911 costs over £250,000, and we’d expect the GT40 to cost even more.
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