Everrati has added another legendary vehicle to the list that it will electrify: the Ford GT40. This comes as the British-based tuning company forms a partnership with Superformance, a leading manufacturer of 1960s-era continuation components for sports cars. The Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 is the vehicle that Everrati will electrify as part of the two company’s joint agreement. Currently, Everrati does battery-electric conversions of the Porsche 911 (964 generation), Land Rover Series IIA, and the Mercedes-Benz SL Pagoda.
“This is the perfect partnership. The sole focus of both Everrati and Superformance is iconic cars and Lance and his team are THE guys when it comes to authorized continuation chassis of some of the most legendary cars in history,” said Justin Lunny, Founder, and CEO of Everrati. “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.”
Beyond restoring vehicles to Concours condition, Everrati aims to extend the legacies of some of the most desirable and iconic vehicles of the past. However, it does more than just bring the vehicle back to its original condition; Everrati swaps in a battery-electric powertrain into every vehicle it works on. Each model gets its own custom-built system made to enhance the vehicle’s performance and reduce emissions to zero.
Superformance is a company that offers a full line of high-performance component cars as a way to celebrate the most iconic vehicles of all time. These are built under license from trademark holders including General Motors and SAFIR GT40 to add value and authenticity to each car. Superformance sells the component cars as a rolling chassis that can be configured with either its original heritage powertrain or a modern one.
“I’m very excited about the partnership we are announcing today. Justin and the team at Everrati have a compelling vision for the future, along with the engineering pedigree and expertise to re-imagine this automotive icon for the 21st century,” said Lance Stander, CEO of Superformance. “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.”
The partnership between Everrati and Superformance will result in the creation of a battery-electric Ford GT40. Development is already underway; a prototype chassis has been built and being adapted for battery-electric propulsion at Everrati’s U.K. development center in Upper Heyford, a former U.S. air base. Extreme care and attention to detail are emphasized during the conversion so that the ideal battery location can be determined to maintain the original weight distribution and enhance the car’s character. Everrati and Superformance will announce more details in the coming months regarding the all-electric GT40. If we were to take their converted 964-generation Porsche 911s as the yardstick, chances are high that this electrified GT40 will be a potent performer.