Legendary GT40 endurance racer goes electric as Everrati collaborates with Superformance
New strategic partnership could see more American classics become modern zero-emissions electric cars
Everrati has joined forces with Superformance, the leading manufacturer of 1960s-era continuation component US classic sports cars. These include Shelby Cobras, Daytona’s, Corvettes and Grand Sports. The first new model the two companies will produce together will be a high-performance electrified version of the iconic endurance racing car, the GT40.
Everrati are a leading technology company specialising in redefining and futureproofing iconic cars through the integration of advanced electric vehicle powertrains.
The Oxfordshire-based electric converter has an impressive portfolio of cars they have reworked into performance zero-emission vehicles. These include redefined electric vehicle (EV) versions of the Porsche 911 (964), Land Rover Series IIA and Mercedes-Benz SL Pagoda.
As with all Everrati vehicles, attention to detail is being applied to key factors such as battery location and weight distribution to maintain and enhance the character and soul of the original, while maintaining handling. Further details on this first new model from the partnership will be announced in the coming months.
Many legendary cars were created by Anglo-American partnerships during the 1960s. The first GT40 was brought to life in the early 1960s 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.
Hopefully, the collaboration will see more of Superformance’s range of beautiful American cars being converted into zero-emissions modern classics.
Justin Lunny, Everrati founder and CEO, said: “This is the perfect partnership. The sole focus of both Everrati and Superformance is iconic cars. 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. 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.”
Lance Stander, Superformance CEO, said: “I’m very excited about the partnership. The team at Everrati have a compelling vision for the future, along with the engineering pedigree and expertise to reimagine this automotive icon for the 21st century.
“While I will always love a V8-powered vehicle, there is no doubting the ultra-high performance of Everrati’s advanced EV powertrains. I am genuinely impressed with the lengths to which “Everrati goes to maintain the weight distribution and character of the original car. Electrification is the future in so many ways and adds another option for those who love classic sports cars.”