How does 800 hp in a classic Defender sound?
Everrati Automotive has added the Range Rover Classic and Land Rover Defender to its product range.
While many may frown at the idea of fitting an EV powertrain to a classic car, Everrati states its futureproofing automotive icons through the integration of state-of-the-art electric powertrains. Its current portfolio consists of the classic Ford GT40, the evergreen classic Mini, and the car that’s sure to receive the most criticism, the 964 911.
Everrati has already launched a successful range of models based on the Land Rover Series, which is the predecessor to the Defender. Multiple examples have been delivered to customers globally.
The UK-based company, which crossed the pond in the USA in late 2021, makes no power claims but says that both models will be equipped with its in-house electric powertrain designed and developed at its global headquarters in Oxfordshire, England. Everatti claims it’s state-of-the-art and built to OEM grade.
Thanks to earlier product launches, we know more or less what to expect. The electrified Ford GT40 has a 62.5 kWh lithium-ion battery and two radial-flux permanent magnet electric motors. Since both cars are known off-roaders, a similar setup is a dead certainty.
The combined power output is 800 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque.
Everatti does not just focus on electrifying cars. It’s a complete restoration, right down to the chassis and interior. On the inside, Everrati uses the latest in sustainable luxury materials and technology. This is especially important in the Range Rover Classic, the OG luxury off-roader.
“We are extremely proud to announce our plans for the Range Rover Classic and Land Rover Defender, redefining them with our state-of-the-art 4×4 EV architecture, already proven in the Land Rover Series. These vehicles set new standards at launch – we will do the same again with our advanced technology, as we transform these icons, enabling them to live on in the age of electrification,” said Everrati Founder and CEO Justin Lunny.
Pricing of the Range Rover Classic will be £230,000 ($280,000) plus the donor vehicle. The Land Rover Defender will be £185,000 ($224,00) plus the donor vehicle. We find it incredible that a small outfit like Everatti beat Land Rover in producing the first-ever Range Rover EV. Land Rover’s version is only expected to arrive in 2024.