Official: Electric Ford GT40 Will Have 800 HP And 125-Mile Range

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Evaratti's dual-motor setup is the same as what you would find in modern EV performance cars.

The Ford GT range has entered the final stage of its production adding another chapter to the iconic GT40's lineage. Examples of the new model have been available to purchase but that's only if the company approves of your application and you have the funds to meet its large price tag. Thankfully, for those who want the truly historic GT40 experience, several manufacturers around the world create fitting replicas and continuation models.

Usually, these creations are powered by a V8 crate engine to retain their original muscular persona but with the rise in interest in electrification and the cost of fuel, some consumers are looking at electrification possibilities. Adding an electric system to a classic car is not a new concept. Some manufacturers are even looking at getting into the trade themselves.

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Everatti is an electrification specialist that has recently started producing clean powertrains for icons such as the Porsche 911. Last year, it announced that it was also starting work on an example of the GT40 in conjunction with the replica experts at Superformance. This special firm has generated such a name for itself in the replica world that both Ford and Shelby allow for its recreations to be added to their official registry.

With the announcement of the project and the reveal of the concept, information regarding the details was very slim, but the small companies have made some progress on the final design and have issued a set of full technical specifications and equipment, both standard and optional.

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Everatti confirms that the electrified GT40 will employ a dual-motor drive system, not unlike the ones you would find in current high-performance electric cars. The power output has been rated at 800 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque which grants it a 0-60 mph time of fewer than four seconds.

This will source power from a relatively small liquid-cooled 46-kWh battery pack that is set to cover a range of more than 125 miles. Making the product more versatile is a combination of AC and DC fast charging as well as comfort and sport driving modes. The car's powertrain will obviously be silent, but the element of performance will be enhanced via an active sound performance exhaust.

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These components will be attached to a factory assembled rolling steel monocoque chassis supplied by Superformance which can be finished in an array of paint colors. Athletic capabilities are provided by a fully independent front and rear suspension that benefits from Bilstein coilover shocks and H&R springs. Four vented brake discs with Willwood calipers ensure that the classic restomod comes to a prompt stop.

The Everatti GT40 can be assembled in right- and left-hand drive configurations, accommodating customers all over the world. Air conditioning will be standard in the cabin of all models where the driver and passenger will take their positions in a pair of original-style seats with silver rivets.

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If you want a more conclusive Everatti GT40 experience, the firm can add an alarm and tracker, custom audio systems, front and rear parking sensors and cameras, a Gurney Bubble for the pressed steel roof, front canards for enhanced downforce, and Ohlins adjustable shock absorbers, catering to those who intend to take the EV to the track. A roll bar and rear snorkels will also suit these owners well.

Visually, Everatti says that it can offer special paints such as multi-layered, matt, or pearl-effect finishes. If you want to be the star of the show wherever you go, the iconic Gulf livery, officially licensed by Gulf Oil International, can be painted to the body by hand. Custom materials for the interior are available to those wanting a more breathtaking and bespoke cabin.

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The Everatti GT40's price is available on application with examples now available to pre-order. Speaking on the upcoming product, Justin Lunny, the founder, and CEO of Everatti says, "This is the perfect partnership. The sole focus of both Everatti and Superformance is iconic cars and Lance and his team are THE guys when it comes to authorized continuation chassis of some of the most legendary cars in history.

"While I will always love a V8 powered GT40, there is no doubting the ultra-high performance of Everatti's advanced EV powertrains. I am genuinely impressed with the lengths to which Everatti goes to maintain the weight distribution and character of the original car. Electrification is the future in so many ways and adds another option for those who love classic sports cars."


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