What is that?
Porsche won’t sell an electric 911 for some time, if ever, but a UK company is offering you the chance to own one right now – if you own a classic from the 964 generation (1989-1993) and want to trade in his flat. six for a battery and motors.
Everrati has broader plans involving other classics, and this widebody 964 is meant to show what is possible and the quality and driving experience it aims to deliver. The result might be worth it, but your take on the value of the effort will be swayed by your take on older 911s and electrification.
Our test car is powered by a pair of Tesla-sourced AC induction motors, which produce a combined total of 500 hp and drive the rear axle via a common input shaft and limited slip differential. And since these engines are suspended behind the rear axle, this 964 remains with the rear engine.
Finding room for 53 kWh of battery cells was a more difficult task. Most of it went into the engine bay, but there is also a secondary site up front, with a high-voltage cable connecting the two. In addition, the need to manage the temperature of the batteries means that, unlike the original, this 964 has water cooling, having radiators behind its front bumper.
Other changes include carbon fiber replicas of the doors, hood, roof and rear deck and a redone interior with the aftermarket DIN-sized main unit from Porsche.
Unusually for an electromod, the Everrati 964 also has a CCS port under its old fuel filler flap to support high speed charging. From the right charger, it can recharge the battery 20-80% in 40 minutes.
What does it look like?
The prospect of a 911 without the friendly chatter of a flat six from the rear is odd, and even after an hour, I still hadn’t gotten used to the Everrati’s lack of combustion noise.
There are other sounds, more obvious given the lack of engine distraction, with the 12V pumps feeding the brake booster and power steering evident at low speeds and some engine moaning under stronger acceleration. Everrati is working on a false exhaust note (you’ll notice the car still has exhaust finishers), but I’m not sure that would sound more appropriate.
The performance is striking, far beyond that offered by the most powerful original 964s. Envy isn’t instantaneous (there’s a very slight delay in throttle response), but it pulls incredibly hard before the pedal is half-pressed – and the throttle only starts to decrease. when you are well beyond likely cruising speeds.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-09 23:01:22