Everrati Automotive Limited has unveiled a new, fully electric car based upon a fully restored 1991 Porsche 911 964.
Everrati is a leading technology company that aims to redefine classic vehicles through the integration of the very latest electric vehicle powertrains.
In its latest project, the 1991 Porsche features carbon fibre body elements and an EV powertrain capable of delivering an electric, emission-free driving range of more than 150 miles and sub-4-second 0-62mph acceleration.
Following an intensive test and development programme, the Everrati ‘Signature’ wide-body model will be finished to concours standards and offered to customers as part of the company’s portfolio of restored, remastered and electrified automotive icons.
Justin Lunny, founder & CEO of Everrati Automotive Limited, commented: “When we launched Everrati in 2019, it was our mission to create the most desirable, technically advanced, sustainable, zero-emission iconic cars in the world.
“To fulfil that vision, and to provide discerning customers with a peerless product engineered with industry-leading technology, rigour and attention to detail, we assembled an elite engineering team from OEM, supercar, motorsport, aerospace and EV technology backgrounds.
“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. We take some of the world’s most beautiful and seminal cars, restore and re-engineer them, always operating with full respect for the brands that created them. 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.”
Sending 500bhp to the rear wheels, the new Everrati ‘Signature’ wide-body redefined Porsche 911 has more than double the power output of an original 1990’s Porsche 964. With 500 Nm delivered instantly, the car can accelerate to 62mph in less than four seconds.
The acceleration is accompanied by a 150+ mile range, dependant on driving style. Using a DC fast charger, the battery can be replenished from 10% to 100% in less than an hour, at the cost of £8.21.
Commenting on the electric powertrain, Everrati’s director of engineering, Mike Kerr, who previously held senior roles with Lotus and McLaren, said: “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.
“One of the values that attracted me to Everrati™ was the obsessive level of detail the company goes to ensure that its EV technology is integrated sympathetically, and in a manner totally in keeping with the true spirit of the original car and its manufacturer. 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.”
Former British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) Champion and Porsche Carrera Cup Driver’s Champion, Tim Harvey, has supported much of the car’s development. He said: “The latest car is a fantastic project to be involved with. I have owned and raced many Porsches, and having the chance to be involved with the rebirth of this true icon is a privilege.
“The ‘Signature’ wide body has the essence of an iconic 911, in terms of its rear-biased weight distribution and the ‘feel’ of its controls, brought right up to date thanks to the incredible performance from its electric powertrain. In this way, it is great to think that future generations will still be able to enjoy the 964 in an era of zero-emission mobility.”
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.
Source: EV Powered