The enduring love for classic vehicles is not lost on anyone. The decades-old models imbued with nostalgia often become objects of admiration and restoration. Everrati, a company with expertise in electric vehicles, is leading the charge in the electrification of such iconic cars.
Their most recent project? The classic Porsche 911 ST, reborn as a state-of-the-art electric vehicle.
Everrati's Electric Revolution
An icon of the 70s, the G-Series Porsche 911, holds a special place in the annals of the automobile industry, having been the most prolific series with almost 200,000 cars sold between 1973 and 1989.
Everrati has breathed new life into this vintage sports model, substituting its conventional drive system with an innovative electric one. Their modern incarnation retains the distinctive character of the Porsche 911 ST, sold in limited numbers in 1970 and 1971.
Importantly, the restoration process has been carried out with the utmost respect for the original, ensuring that no "real" 911 ST was sacrificed in the undertaking. The original model was outfitted with 2.0- and 2.4-liter engines, capable of up to 270 hp.
However, Everrati has supercharged this classic, installing an electric drive that delivers an impressive 440 hp to the rear axle. The ST-inspired electric version accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in about four seconds, and its 60 kWh battery provides a maximum range of 322 km.
Collaboration and Balance: The Restoration Process
To successfully restore and electrify the classic Porsche, Everrati joined forces with RS Werks, a Pennsylvania-based company known for its expertise in restoring and modifying Porsche cars.
The partnership had two primary goals: maintaining the weight of the vehicle as close to the original 960 kg as possible and preserving the weight distribution similar to the original. Although no official data have been released, the focus on preserving the original attributes is evident.
Meanwhile, in a nostalgic nod to its past, Porsche plans to resurrect the 911 ST as part of its 75th-anniversary celebrations. The revived model, expected to be the lightest version of the 992 generation, was spotted at the Nurburgring and could be presented on June 8.
It will be powered by the naturally aspirated 4.0-liter 6-cylinder engine from the GT3 model. Synthetic fuels continue to remain elusive for mass production, electric conversions led by pioneers like Everrati might offer the only viable solution to save classic cars from fading into oblivion.