It's the first, but it won't be the last in a society that is slowly shunning combustion.
Everrati, a "sustainable luxury vehicle" company, has delivered the first of its exclusive widebody electric Porsche 911 restomods, based on the 964 generation sports car, in America. It was delivered to one of Everrati's investors, Matt Rogers, a former Apple engineer but better known as a founder of Nest Labs - the company that developed what's now known as Google Nest.
Everrati bills the model as a hand-built "sustainable luxury supercar" with a 200-mile range and 0 to 60 mph time of under four seconds, courtesy of a 62kWh battery pack and battery management system. Rogers specced his carbon fiber bodied classic Porsche 911 in Mexico Blue paint with Bridge of Weir Dark Blue leather and HRE C105 forged three-piece wheels with Satin Bronze centers.
Electric restomods are not new. It's a growing industry, and Everrati is leaning heavily into the sustainability angle to appeal to more eco-conscious car enthusiasts. It seems, though, that sustainability mainly comes from using existing donor cars and their interior materials.
Everrati was formed in the UK in 2019 by entrepreneur Justin Lunny and long-term automotive specialist Nick Williams to restore and electrify classic cars, which it does out of Oxfordshire in the UK and has already created some spectacular models. While developed in the UK, the 'Signature' model is hand built in Irvine, California by the Aria Group.
"The delivery of this redefined 911 (964) represents a significant milestone for Everrati as it signals not only our first US customer but further builds on our global momentum as a generation of responsible and eco-conscious car enthusiasts are demanding the combination of a sustainable, luxurious, and unique electric vehicle," says Lunny.
"I'm overjoyed to take delivery and be the first person in the US to own an Everrati 911 (964)," says Rogers. "I have been a huge fan of the 964 since I was young, and as we rapidly move into the age of electrification, I am thrilled to immortalise this iconic machine. It captures the zeitgeist perfectly, being sustainable and environmentally conscious while also keeping the character of the air-cooled Porsche era."
How much character of an air-cooled 911 is kept after taking out the air-cooled engine and replacing it with an electric motor is debatable at best, but you can also argue that this one will be driven regularly rather than sitting in a collectors garage with the original engine waiting to pass on for a profit later.
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