Oxford based Everrati Automotive has revealed full technical details on its new high-performance zero emission version of the legendary GT40. The company joined forces with US firm Superformance with a plan to reengineer re-engineering the legendary Le Mans-winning car with a custom-designed electric drivetrain for a zero-emissions future.
Superformance produces a rolling chassis for the GT40 built under license. As a result, the Everrati is the world’s only GT40 EV listed in the official Shelby Registry.
Everrati Engineering Director, Mike Kerr: “Future-proofing a car of the GT40’s legendary status is both a privilege and a challenging responsibility. Quality and authenticity are of paramount importance at every stage. That’s why at Everrati, we insist on the complete design and development process being documented and controlled using OEM-derived practices. Utilizing Everrati V model product design and delivery methods, ensures quality is maintained at every stage of the vehicle development process, from concept through to post-production sign-off.
“Everrati delivers the best electric drivers’ cars in the world and preserves the original characteristics of the past masters we work on, such that they can be enjoyed by aficionados in the coming age of zero-emission mobility.”
Everrati’s EV powertrain generates up to 800bhp and 800Nm of torque, with technology from Integral Powertrain providing twin radial flux permanent magnet electric motors that supply drive to the car’s rear axle.
The 60kWh lithium-ion battery integrated into a 700-volt electrical system benefits from liquid-cooling and thermal and safety management systems to support use on both road and track. The battery can be charged from 20% to 80% via an 80kW CCS fast charger in as little as 45 minutes and provides a range in excess of 125 miles.
Battery packs are positioned within the sills and behind the driver and passenger, while the low positioning of the battery in the chassis also optimizes rear visibility. This offers weight a distribution of 40/60 F/R, better even than the original 1966 GT40 MKII A which raced at Le Mans (38/62), while its kerb weight of 1,320kg makes it 47kg lighter than a fully fuelled vehicle in period, too.
The 6.52:1 compound single ratio reduction transmission system and race-derived limited-slip differential used are fully optimized for the high performance dual electric motor installation system. Engineered for efficient, ultra-rapid power delivery, the Everrati GT40 delivers blistering acceleration, surging to 60mph in well under four seconds, and on to a top speed of more than 125mph.
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