The iconic Ford GT40 endurance racing car that broke Ferrari’s stranglehold on the 24 Hours of Le Mans race back in the 1960s, will be the first new electrified model resulting from a partnership between Everrati and Superformance to create modern versions of old classics.
London-based Everrati is a leading technology company that specialises in restoring and modifying classic and iconic vehicles into electric models. It already offers electrified versions of classics such as the Porsche 911 (964), Land Rover Series IIA, and Mercedes-Benz SL Pagoda.
California-based Superformance built many 1960s-era continuation component sports cars such the Shelby Cobra, Daytona Coupe, GT40, and the Corvette Grand Sport.
The new partnership between Everrati and Superformance is designed to futureproof iconic cars and will start with an electrified version of the iconic Ford GT40. Development is already underway with a prototype chassis having already been built at Everrati’s UK development centre in Upper Heyford, at a former US air base.
Already sporting a place on Everrati’s website, the electrified GT40 MKII will boast acceleration from 0-60 of less than 4 seconds and offer an all-electric range of 200-kilometres. A 46kWh battery pack will allow combined AC and DC fast charging and deliver power of 800-horsepower, or 800Nm of torque.
“This is the perfect partnership,” said Justin Lunny, founder and CEO of Everrati. “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.”
The GT40 was designed back in the 1960s with the sole purpose of breaking Italian carmaker Ferrari’s stranglehold on the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans race, and other similar endurance races. In 1966, the GT40 beat Ferrari – famously delivering a 1, 2, 3 victory – and went on to win the next three Le Mans races.
“I’m very excited about the partnership we are announcing today,” said Lance Stander, CEO of Superformance. “Justin and 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. Electrification is the future in so many ways and adds another option for those who love classic sports cars.”