Back in 2019, British entrepreneur Justin Lunny and long-term automotive specialist Nick Williams founded Everrati, a company that’s focused on converting iconic, vintage vehicles to all-electric power and selling them to customers. With a few builds under its belt – mostly of the Porsche 911 persuasion – Everrati is now turning its attention to the Land Rover Series IIA and the Ford GT40, or more specifically, the recreations of that iconic model from Superformance. Now, the all-electric Everrati GT40 has cleared an important hurdle on its way to viability and production – passing powertrain safety testing with flying colors.
The Everrati GT40 was subjected to UNECE R100.01, which is a vehicle safety standard devised to test electric vehicle powertrains to ensure that they are safe for use. The testing involves a vigorous assessment of the electrical safety of the high voltage components installed within a vehicle, and includes protection against electric shock, protection against direct and indirect contact, isolation resistance testing, and overall vehicle safety.
Everrati’s GT40 EV utilizes a 62.5kWh lithium-ion battery and 700V architecture, which enables it to generate up to 800 horsepower and 800 Nm (590 pound-feet) of torque. Performance is brisk, as one might imagine, with 0-60 taking just 3.5 seconds.
“The achievement of our Land Rover Series IIA and GT40 in attaining compliance to the vigorous UNECE R100.01 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,” Lunny said. “Every Everrati product is the result of the most robust vehicle development and the attention to detail from our team of highly-skilled specialists. 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.”