British classic electric car converter Everrati has announced key specs for a Ford GT40 electric supercar, including top speed, acceleration, battery size, power and torque.
Billing the new GT40 spec as “a flagship that sets new standards for electrified classics,” Everrati says the supercar will pack a 60 kWh battery and dual motors to deliver 800 PS (596 kW) and 800 Nm of torque via an electric 700 volt system.
This enables the GT40 to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96.5 km/h) in less than 4 seconds and reach a top speed of over 200 km/h.
We hate being the ones to tell them, but there are already electric cars that can do this: take the Plaid Model S, for example, which can do the 0-100 sprint in 2.3 seconds and has a power of 1,020 kW. Or the Lucid Air, which has a power of 1,050 kW and does the sprint in 2.6 seconds.
Forget it. Everrati is clearly proud of its achievements, as reflected in Technical Director Mike Kerr’s comments: “Future-proofing a car with the legendary status of the GT40 is both a privilege and a challenging responsibility.”
“Everrati delivers the best electric driver cars in the world, preserving the original features of the past masters we work on, so that enthusiasts can enjoy them in the coming era of zero-emission mobility.”
Mind you, it is not every day that a classic such as the GT40 is electrically serviced. According to Everrati, it will be the only all-electric GT40 on the official Shelby registry.
In converting the GT40, Everrati has “advanced liquid cooling and thermal and safety management systems to support high-performance use on both road and track.” The battery can be charged from 20-80% with a top speed of 80 kW and can be driven for more than 200 km on a single charge.
To ensure that the GT40’s legendary handling and performance is preserved, the company has placed the batteries in the door sills and behind the driver and passenger, giving a weight distribution of 40/60 F/R, which it claims. say “better”. than the original 1966 GT40 MKII A that raced at Le Mans (38/62).
Even with the extra weight of the batteries, the electric GT40 is lighter than a fully fueled ICE GT40, with a curb weight of 1,320 kg.
Other specs include a 6.52:1 single-ratio compound transmission system and a race-derived limited-slip differential, allowing the GT40 to take advantage of the rapid power surge from the engines to accelerate to 60 mph in under four seconds.
As if that weren’t enough, the revhead crows will be happy to know that the GT40 electric doesn’t have to do this silently: by turning on two “twin active sound generators”, the visceral 110db sound comes from a V8 exhaust in action.
Kerr says: “A car like the GT40 comes with a heritage and performance that sets high expectations. Through our strategic partnership with Superperformance, we believe we have delivered something extraordinary.
“At the same time, our advanced driver-focused visceral engagement technology will enable drivers to access a fully immersive aural experience and the romance of the era when the GT40 dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the 1960s, in a new era of zero-emission electric mobility.”
Bridie Schmidt is associate editor for the drivensister site of Renew economy† She has been writing about electric vehicles since 2018 and is very interested in the role that zero-emission transport can play in sustainability. She has participated in podcasts such as Download This Show with Marc Fennell and Shirtloads of Science with Karl Kruszelnicki and is a co-organizer of the Northern Rivers Electric Vehicle Forum. Bridie also owns a Tesla Model 3 and has it for rent at evee.com.au†
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