Many restoration specialists in Europe are electrifying classic cars in order to future-proof them – think Prince Harry’s Jaguar E-Type Zero, RBW’s MGB EV and the Lunaz Range Rover.
But now those seeking a future-proof classic Porsche can opt for a 964-generation 911 from British engineering firm Everrati.
Based on a fully restored 1991 Porsche 911, the vehicle features a carbon fibre wide body as well as an electric powertrain that sends 373 kW and 500 N.m to the rear wheels. This, accordingly, allows for a zero to 100 km/h sprint in under four seconds while calmer driving should allow a range of around 240 km between charges, according to claims. The vehicle is fitted with a 53 kWh battery pack and a battery management system.
Before being fitted with its bespoke wide body, a crash-free 911 is carefully disassembled back to its bare monocoque chassis, which is then water blasted back to its bare zinc coating to allow for rust treatment and protection. Following that, the monocoque is seam-welded, strengthened and refabricated to what Everrati calls “better than new” standards.
Following the fitment of the carbon fibre body panels, the finished product weighs less than the original car that it was based on.
Although the electrified 911 retains parts of the original car’s suspension system, such as the aluminium rear trailing arms which are refurbished, customers can opt for a fully adjustable suspension package that features Tractive adaptive dampers. The brakes have been upgraded too, with new ventilated discs all round and Brembo Porsche callipers, although the regenerative braking force (which is adjustable) will no doubt do most of the work here.
Everrati has modernised the cabin too, with a Porsche Classic Communications Management touchscreen navigation system with CarPlay connectivity. There’s also a wide choice of upholsteries and materials available to customers, including Alcantara trim.
But don’t expect this restomodded 911 to come cheap however, with prices starting at £250 000 in the UK (R4,9 million) excluding taxes and the donor car.