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This Ford GT40 is an electric trompe l’oeil but you’ll want one

On the outside it is practically identical to any other Ford GT40. But it is deceiving your eyes, it is a trompe l’oeil, because Everrati’s latest creation hides in its entrails a propellant very different from the original sports car. A electric drive no local emissions, no vibrations… Although noisy. Noisy.

It is not the first time that we have brought one of Everrati’s jewels here. The English company is a specialist in converting classic cars into electric cars, with special care in all the details and modifications in the entire cycle part to adapt the driving to its new electric condition. Such is the quality of this reconversion that it will be registered in the shelby official record. The only electric GT40 present in said registry, in fact.

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The Everrati transformation is taken care of so much that it allows the vehicle to be on the official Shelby registry

As a general rule, remove the original engine and transplant a heavy battery is not a good idea for either the chassis or the driving dynamics, but Everrati takes all this into account to ensure a ride to match. In the case of the Ford GT40 that concerns us today, the company has removed the original V8 engine and replaced it with an electric drive with more than 800 horsepower and a lithium-ion battery with a 60 kWh capacity.

Going into more detail in its technical part, the Everrati Ford GT40 mounts two permanent magnet electric motors that offer 812 hp (597 kW) and 800 Nm of pair An authentic gale of power that the two rear wheels will have to digest as best they can. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in four seconds and reaches a top speed of 201 km/h.

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The battery is divided into 3 zones. The two electric motors offer 812 CV of power

No one in their right mind will miss power. If anything, the throaty sound of the original model’s V8 engine. Everrati has tried to remedy it with the ‘Race Mode’ (Career Mode). Selecting this mode activates two speakers that artificially mimic the sound of the gasoline V8 original. The speakers can reach 110dB, a noise level close to a rock concert or jackhammer. The sound is also emitted inside through built-in speakers in the cabin.

A cabin in which there is also a conventional gear lever, something unusual in an electric car. The idea is that the driver can “change gears”, although it will be another trompe l’oeil. The software has been set up so that there is a momentary pause in power when the driver engages the change, also adapting the artificial sound through the speakers.

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Driving position of the electric Ford GT40 from Everrati

As for the battery, it has a total capacity of 60 kWh and is divided into three areas: behind the driver (where the original engine would be) and on the sides of the vehicle, in the door area. This makes it possible to maintain a very low center of gravity and a good weight distribution: the electric Ford GT40 has a 40:60 split (front/rear), very similar to the original car (38:62).

The battery can be charged from 10 to 80% in 45 minutes and offers 201 km of autonomy, a discreet figure, but keeping weight at bay has been prioritized. The car weighs 1,320 kg, a figure practically identical to a Ford GT40 MkII with a full tank of gasoline (it admitted 159 liters of gasoline, weighing about 115 kilos).

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