The Ford GT40 is a legendary racing car, even before it became the star of ‘Ford v Ferrari’ (or Le Mans ’66). 4 consecutive victories at Le Mans (1966-1969), at a time when there was still competition in the top class, that is an impressive list of achievements. Even more fun for us is that the winning cars in 1968 and 1969 had a Belgian behind the wheel, Lucien Bianchi and Jacky Ickx respectively. The successes and iconic shape of the GT40 prompted Ford to launch a modern variant twice in 2005 and 2016.
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But Ford is not alone in wanting to modernize the GT40. Everrati, a British company specializing in retrofitting electric powertrains in classic cars, has set its sights on an electric GT40. Not a modern interpretation, but a real one that trades in its 7 liter V8 for an electric motor and a battery pack. swallow.
Fortunately for the purists, the real Ford GT40 is far too rare to just convert and squander the precious originality. That is why Everrati is joining forces with Superperformance, the well-known builder of replicas of classic (American) racing cars. Superperformance cars are always of an extremely high standard and are as original as you want them to be: you can opt for authenticity or some modern gadgets to make life easier.
Just to say that Everrati has found a good partner to have the most original chassis possible to build in its EV powertrain. Technical details are still lacking, we only know that Everrati does its best to position the batteries in such a way that the weight distribution remains correct compared to the original. The Porsche 911 964 from Everrati already has 500 electric horsepower in the back, so in terms of performance it will be a must in the electric GT40.