The latest electric restomod comes in the Everrati Ford GT40 EV
Welcome the Everrati Ford GT40 EV — UK’s Everrati has created an electric conversion of the classic Ford GT40 by installing an electric battery powertrain in place of its original internal combustion engine. No original GT40s were harmed in the process, as Everrati utilized a replica variant built by the Florida based Superformance LLC.
First revealed last summer, the Everrati Ford GT40 EV has a custom developed powertrain that produces a combined 800 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque from two electric motors at the rear. Additionally, a limited-slip differential and a 6.52:1 compound single ratio reduction gearbox are included.
The original GT40’s were exceptionally light in weight, weighing at only 3,014 pounds or even less in versions with lower displacement V8 engines. With the weight being one of the car’s main advantages, Everrati won’t bother messing up the GT40 with a large battery pack, as their goal is to maintain the lightweight feature.
Everrati states that the battery, a 60 kilowatt-hour device that relies on a 700-volt electrical system, was made to endure the racetrack. Using its existing mounting points, the battery pack is divided into two pods that fit snug into the side sills of the GT40. A box in the engine compartment contains everything else required to convert it to an electric vehicle. They’ve also attached a subframe with the motor so that it’s located where the original transmission output was.
According to the manufacturer, the range of the EV conversion exceeds 125 miles and uses a high-speed charger that can charge the battery from 20 to 80% in 45 minutes.
Thus, the weight of the Everrati Ford GT40 EV is scaled at 2,910 pounds (1,320 kilograms), making it 104 pounds (47 kilograms) lighter than a filled up 1966 GT40 MKII. This results in quick acceleration, with the GT40 EV hitting 0 to 60 in well less than four seconds. A weight distribution of 40/60 front-to-rear was confirmed, which is even better than the original that competed in the Le Mans with a weight distribution of 38/62 from front to rear.
There’s also a cool, sonic feature. When selecting “Race Mode” for the powertrain, a simulated exhaust sound can be heard. As a useful addition to the gear shifter, which replicates virtual gear changes timed to sound generators, it can generate up to 110 decibels of enhanced V8 exhaust sound.
At the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court, Bridge of Weir displayed the Everrati Ford GT40 EV, and onlookers seemed intrigued by its implausible powertrain.
“The GT40 showcases how Everrati is taking the art of future-proofing automotive icons through electrification to the next level,” said Everrati founder and CEO, Justin Lunny. “And with a scalable production process in place and an ambitious strategy to collaborate with new manufacturing partners, we are poised to grow the company and engage with a new global customer base for the GT40 and our other models.”