Iconic GT40 sports car reborn as first-ever electric version

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An electric version of the legendary GT40 has been revealed making it the only one of its kind in the world.

Everrati, a company specializing in the redefining and futureproofing of automotive icons, has revealed full technical details on its new high-performance zero-emission GT40.

Everrati’s proprietary EV powertrain generates up to 800bhp and 800Nm of torque for a 0-60mph time of sub-four seconds and a top speed of 125mph. Technology from Integral Powertrain provides twin OEM-validated radial flux permanent magnet electric motors that supply drive to the car’s rear axle.

A 60kWh lithium-ion battery integrated into a 700-volt electrical system benefits from advanced liquid-cooling to support high-performance 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.

Headquartered in Oxford, UK, Everrati joined forces with Superformance in July last year with the mission of precision re-engineering the legendary Le Mans-winning car with a custom-designed electric drivetrain for a zero-emissions future. As a result, the Everrati is the world’s only GT40 EV listed in the official Shelby Registry.

Everrati engineering director, Mike Kerr, said: “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.”

To ensure optimum weight distribution and enhance vehicle dynamics, every element of the powertrain, including the battery and driveline, utilizes existing chassis structural mounting points. 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 approach means that the GT40 offers weight 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.

By using technology developed for high-end racing simulators and existing premium EV sports cars, Everrati gives the driver the option to evoke the visceral engagement of the original GT40 in ‘Race Mode’.

By selecting this mode, the driver (and passenger) experience twin active sound generators, which deliver up to 110db of augmented V8 exhaust sound.

The gear shifter – which is normally used to select drive, reverse or neutral – also enables the driver to select virtual gears, with each shift synchronized to the sound generators and torque delivery giving a corresponding momentary ‘pause’ in acceleration to ensure driver engagement that invokes the experience of driving a car with a conventional transmission.

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