Get ready to get mad at this classic electric Ford GT40
Or not, some people may like it
Not that long ago, I wrote a similar story with a similar headline (it was a Porsche) because I was trying to stir things up a bit and it worked brilliantly. Some people in the comments argued that no, there's nothing wrong with an electric classic, while others believe this is the worst automotive idea since the catalytic converter. I think there are convincing points on both sides of this argument.
This time, the classic car in question is a Ford GT40, 'electrified' by Everrati, the same UK company that turned the classic 911 964 (along with a Land Rover Series IIA and a Mercedes SL Pagoda) into an electric vehicle. The Oxfordshire-based firm teamed up with Superformance, a company that specializes (under license) in 1960s-era continuation sports cars, to create an electric version of a car that's possibly even more iconic than the 911.
The manufacturer was extremely cryptic about the car's power and performance figures. They simply said it is fitted with a custom-made electric power unit and battery system.
The electric 911 is equipped with a 500 hp, 500 lb-ft powertrain with 150 miles of range so I'd reasonably expect (at least) the same power and range from the GT40, or possibly more. We'll find out more about it soon enough. In the meantime, the question remains: WOULD YOU DO IT?