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Everrati Signature is a 500hp electric Porsche 911

28th May 2021

Carbon-bodied 964 restomods aren’t just limited to Singer…

Peruse the internet and you’ll see that the electric 911 is not a new thing – there have been Tesla batteries (amongst others) repurposed for a life in the posterior of a Porsche for a while now. So, what’s new about Everrati’s work? Well, a little more than meets the eye…

But what does meet the eye is the Signature’s stance, this car building on Everrati’s previous electric 911 work by offering a widebody. All its commissions are stripped back to the monocoque, with this car differentiated from others with carbon wings for that classic broad shouldered 964 look, matched to genuine Porsche widebody bumpers. Everrati also replaces the doors and bonnet with carbon replacements, the former reinforced with steel for side impact protection. Buyers can have a roof in the black stuff, too. Such extensive use of carbon means the Signature widebody weighs less than the 964 body that Everrati begins with. Which is a good thing, given what else needs to happen…

Because it’s out with the flat-six and in with a 53kWh battery for the Everrati 911, which is apparently capable of 500hp, 369lb ft and 0-62mph in four seconds. The range is said to be more than 150 miles, and a DC charge from 10 per cent to full should take an hour. Interestingly, Everrati’s Director of Engineering is Mike Kerr, formerly of Lotus. He said of the powertrain transplant: “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… 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.”

To that end Everrati employed Tim Harvey to do some development work – “The ‘Signature’ widebody has the essence of an iconic 911”, he said – and has invested in overhauling the chassis. Buyers will have the option of standard coilover suspension or optional Tractive adaptive dampers, Brembo brakes are included (with one pedal driving possible) and the monocoque is seam-welded and strengthened when the build begins. It should be a good base for twice the power of a 964 C2, but let’s just hope you don’t need the skill of a BTCC champ to drive it.

With a build cost of many hundreds of thousands, the Everrati Signature is rather more than just lobbing some batteries in the back (presumably) of a 30-year-old 911. It’s a complete restoration, with a newly kitted-out interior to complement the work outside that includes electric seats, a Porsche Classic Communications Management infotainment, and new gauges. Presumably the gearlever has to go, too, but there aren’t any full interior pics yet.

Justin Lunny, Everrati CEO, said of his latest work: “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.” There are surely plenty who would argue that a 911 without a flat six doesn’t have much of a soul intact, but there we are. Those who are keen on the prospect of a zero local emissions, widebody 964 will be pleased to know that, following final testing, cars will be ready at the end of the year. Prices begin at, er, £250k plus local taxes. Not including the donor car which, for a nice manual coupe like this one, is another £55k. Still, being a trendsetter never did come cheap. Orders are being taken now.

Source : Pistonheads

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