Everrati's Electric Ford GT40 Is One Step Closer To Customers

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The electrified icon just passed a series of important safety tests.

Everrati's gorgeous Ford GT40 electric restomod is one step closer to customers after passing electrical safety testing in the UK.

The company's powertrain was subjected to the stringent UN-ECE R100.01 safety standards that evaluate whether electric powertrains are safe for use. Several tests are conducted, including protection against electric shock, isolation resistance testing, and protection against direct and indirect contact. Everrati's all-electric Land Rover Series IIA, which is already on sale, also passed safety tests in the Netherlands.

"The achievement of our Land Rover Series IIA and GT40 in attaining compliance to the vigorous ... electrical safety testing is a testament to Everrati's OEM-grade engineering, design, and quality processes, which continues to raise the benchmark for the standards of electrified classics," said founder and CEO, Justin Lunny.

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Underneath the gorgeous Ron Bradshaw-designed bodywork, you'll find the Everrati GT40 has more in common with a Mustang Mach-E than it does a modern-day Ford GT.

Thanks to a 62.5 kWh lithium-ion battery and twin high-performance radial-flux permanent magnet electric motors, the electric GT40 has up to 800 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. That's a lot more than the original car could muster and allows the restomodded variant to hit 60 mph in a claimed 3.5 seconds.

Everrati has managed to keep the curb weight remarkably low; the GT40 weighs in at just 2,910 lbs, which is even lighter than a fully-fueled GT40 back in the day. Moreover, clever battery packaging has improved the weight distribution, which now measures 40:60 front to rear.

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But improved performance and handling can't compensate for the raw driving experience afforded by a V8 motor and manual gearbox. Everrati knows this and has fitted its electric variant with active sound generators that can provide up to 110db of augmented V8 sound. It's not the same as the original, but it's something.

A more interesting development is the gear lever. It operates like a normal EV shifter, allowing one to select park, reverse or drive. However, in 'Race Mode,' the driver can select virtual gearing that is said to capture the essence of the original car.

Everrati claims the electric GT40 should be able to travel more than 125 miles on a single charge, making it ideal for a Sunday morning blast or a spirited jaunt around a local raceway.

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This year, the outfit forged an alliance with the Aria Group, a California-based company that specializes in low-volume vehicle manufacturing. The move will hopefully meet the demand for electric Porsche 911 restomods, which, according to Everrati, is proving popular with eco-conscious gearheads in America.

Should you not want an electric GT40, Porsche, or Land Rover, the automotive group will happily electrify a "Pagoda" Mercedes-Benz W113, making it the ideal coastal cruiser.

"Every Everrati product is the result of the most robust vehicle development and the attention to detail from our team of highly-skilled specialists," added Lunny. "Both the GT40 and Series IIA, like all of our models, represent the very best in electrified icons and underline how we are continuing to set new standards in this rapidly growing sector."

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