Everrati Automotive Limited has unveiled a new flagship 500 horsepower ‘Signature’ wide body electric vehicle.
The leading technology company specialising in transforming automotive icons through the integration of the very latest electric vehicle (EV) powertrains has revealed its newest EV, which is based upon a fully restored 1991 Porsche 911 964.
It features carbon fibre body elements and a state-of-the-art EV powertrain capable of delivering an electric, emission-free driving range of more than 150 miles and sub-4-second 0-62mph acceleration. Using a DC fast charger, the battery can be replenished from 10% to 100% in less than an hour, at the cost of just £8.21.
The key part of the meticulous, sympathetic restoration and re-engineering process is the integration of the car’s new, sustainability-focussed heart – the electric propulsion system, according to Everrati Director of Engineering, Mike Kerr.
“We install a state-of-the- art EV powertrain, which has its power delivery optimised specifically for the ‘Signature’ wide body and is coupled to a 53kWh battery pack and battery management system,” he said. “But there’s more to it than that. The transformation to electric power also involves the optimisation of weight distribution, chassis response and safety to enhance the performance of the original, reinvigorate its character and soul.”
As with every Everrati project, the ‘Signature’ wide body began with a solid, accident-free example of a Porsche 911 (964) to provide the basis for restoration and modification. The first stage of the car’s metamorphosis was a careful disassembly back to its bare monocoque chassis. All bodywork, powertrain and interior components were removed from the car.
To create the wide body, Everrati replaces the steel front and rear wings and bonnet with custom produced carbon fibre parts. The same material is also used for the doors, although these are reinforced with high strength steel to retain side impact protection. A carbon fibre roof is offered, along with the choice of a steel item for customers who wish to retain a sunroof where fitted to their car. The front and rear bumpers are refitted with genuine Porsche wide body items, to which RS Cup air vents are added.
Everrati retains the car’s aluminium rear trailing suspension arms, which are refurbished to new, with all bushes and drop-links fully uprated. Customers are offered a choice of two suspensions settings. The ‘standard’ suspension features fully adjustable motorsport-grade coil-over spring & damper units. It provides a compliant, quiet and comfortable ride on the road while still offering superb control during more dynamic driving.
The goal of the company is to make sure that these incredible cars last forever and are not forced to ‘retire’ due to emissions regulations, according to Justin Lunny, Founder & CEO of Everrati Automotive Limited.
“We believe that it is the very DNA of a car that makes it iconic and that such cars must be preserved for future generations – not be placed in a museum, but to drive,” he said. “Using modern engineering techniques and integrating advanced EV powertrains, we further enhance each car’s performance, yet ensuring they have a similar driving ‘feel’ with weight distribution – and overall weight – mirroring that of the original, enabling automotive icons like the Porsche 911 (964) to be reborn for the coming age of zero-emission mobility, yet with soul intact.”
Over the coming months, the ‘Signature’ wide body will continue to undergo its full development programme. A small number of Signature commissions are available to order now for delivery in late 2021. Prices for each commission begin at £250,000 plus relevant taxes, based on a customer-supplied donor car.