Electric GT40 named ‘Racing Legend of the Year’
Everrati’s electric version of the iconic GT40 has been praised by GQ magazine for its authentic design and 21st-century EV powertrain.
The electric version of the iconic endurance racer is the first model to be developed by Everrati through a strategic partnership with Superformance. Based in Jupiter, Florida, Superformance is a global leader in the manufacture of 1960s-era continuation component sports cars.
Everrati’s mission is to preserve and enrich some of the world’s most revered automotive icons, equipping them for a new age of zero-emission mobility while maintaining and enhancing the character of the original.
The British company’s passion for celebrating classic high-performance driving in a contemporary, sustainable manner dovetails with GQ magazine’s radical refocus of its annual Car Awards for 2022.
Paul Henderson, speaking on behalf of GQ said: “For 2022, we made the decision to update the GQ Car Awards and make all the winners electric-powered. What remained unchanged, though, was our intention to pick machines that are inspiring, interesting, have automotive integrity and, most importantly of all, get our pulse racing.
“The GT40 is a legendary machine. Its place in history is assured by its back story and its performances at Le Mans in the 1960s. But what really appealed to GQ about Everrati’s Superformance GT40 is how authentic the car is engineered, while being enhanced by a 21st-century EV powertrain. Everrati and Superperformance have set the standard for continuation conversions that we think even Carroll Shelby would have approved of.”
Justin Lunny, Founder & CEO, Everrati Automotive Limited, commented: “It is a huge honour to have the GT40 we have developed with Superformance named ‘Racing Legend of The Year’ in the GQ Car Awards 2022.
“To have the car’s historical pedigree recognised in such an awards ceremony that focuses exclusively on sustainable, electric-powered cars is a double bonus.”