While the topic of restoring a classic is something that everyone appreciates, restomodding a classic into an EV remains somewhat of a controversial thing to talk about. I for one believe that classic cars should be left alone with their original powertrains because we can always create a classic-inspired replica with a powertrain of our choice. But, as the cliché goes, “to each their own” and it’s understandable why someone would want to swap the boxer in their Porsche 964 911 with an electric motor.
UK-based Everrati offers to restomod the 964 models (both Coupe and Targa) into an electric vehicle while retaining the 2+2 and rear-wheel-drive configuration. The donor car can be customer-supplied or Everrati sourced.
In case you didn’t notice, the car retains the twin tailpipes at the rear, and that’s because the conversion is reversible, which I think is pretty cool and helps maintain the value of the classic. Besides immaculately restoring the bodywork, Everrati offers a bunch of options including a Carbon Pack that replaces the wings, doors, roof, bonnet and ducktail with, you know, carbon fibre.
Upgraded brake calipers, 17-inch wheels, and a purpose-built differential are part of the standard equipment. Buyers can go for 18-inch wheels, custom colored brake calipers, and electronically adjustable suspension from Tractive. A Gulf livery can also be found in the options list.
As standard (‘Pure’), the Everrati Porsche 911 EV restomod offers 328 kW (446 metric hp) and 460 Nm (339 lb-ft) of torque, and a 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) time of 4.5 seconds. The ‘Signature’ with Performance Pack offers 373 kW (507 metric hp) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque, and a 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) time of sub-4 seconds. A 53 kWh battery pack claims to offer a range of over 290 km (180 mi) in the standard variant and over 241 km (150 mi) in the Performance Pack.
Notice the custom 5-gauge cluster showing vital information whilst maintaining the original appearance. Other features in the cabin include an uprated heating and air conditioning system, heated front seats, leather, Alcantara or Pepita cloth upholstery for seats, a navigation system, and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Options include a half roll cage.
Price? Well, it starts from £200,000; the Signature variant starts from £250,000 (excluding taxes and a donor car). Damn! you get three RWD Taycans for that money.