Is the World Ready for an Electric 911?
Porsche has stated pretty clearly that it will not be making an all-electric 911 any time soon, if ever. Other Porsche models like the Cayenne and Panamera E-Hybrids already are electrified, and the Taycan is famously 100-percent pure juice, but not the 911.
“The 911 is our icon,” Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said recently. “We will continue to build the 911 with a combustion engine. The concept of the 911 doesn’t allow a fully electric car because we have an engine in the rear. To put the weight of the battery in the rear, you wouldn’t be able to drive the car.”
So does that mean you can’t have an EV that will dial 911? Not necessarily. There are places that will convert your neun elfer to electricity. EVWest in San Marcos, California, just finished a green 911 for an Omaze auction, and the car should be in the winner’s hands as you read this. Vonnen Performance in Santa Clara, Calif., in the heart of the Silicon Valley, will also do conversions. And Voitures Extravert in the Netherlands will do the same. However, none of them sent us colorful press releases loaded with excellent photos (which is all it takes to get your product featured if it’s a long, long weekend).
Behold, Everrati, the latest discovery of retrofitters who start with 964 Porsche 911s and turn them into beautiful—and, in this case, all-electric—conveyances. Everrati has been in business only since 2019, taking classic cars and turning them into classic electric vehicles. In addition to the 964 911, Everrati also converts, reengineers, and reimagines Land Rover Discovery IIAs and Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagodas. Those look pretty cool, too.
The 911 model you see here is the company’s new, carbon-fiber, wide-body flagship dubbed the Signature. It and all Everattis begin with an accident-free 964 911, those formerly air-cooled models built between 1989 and 1993. Everrati starts by stripping the thing down to the metal carcass, then welding all the seams and adding structural reinforcement for a tighter, tougher, and ultimately more precisely performing car. To that monocoque are added wide-body carbon-fiber body fenders.
Everrati doesn’t specify powertrain except to say, “Power units are OEM-grade electric motors and, where appropriate, a custom single-speed gearbox is installed, developed by our engineering team. Performance is vastly improved.”
Likewise, specifics on the battery are a little vague: “Each Everrati car is equipped with brand-new, custom-designed battery packs complete with advanced battery management, cutting-edge temperature control, and the latest regenerative braking technology.”
They claim the balance remains the same.
Regular Everrati 964 911s are listed at 440 hp with a range of 180-plus miles, 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, and a starting price of £200,000, or roughly $284,000. The new “Signature” flagship 911 you see here produces 500 hp, has 150 miles of range, and goes 0-60 mph in less than four seconds. Starting price for that one is £250,000 ($355,000). You have to add the cost of the donor Porsche to that figure. That’s a lot less than a similarly reimagined 911 from LA Work Shop 5001 ($400,000+), Singer ($475,000) or Guntherwerks ($525,000). Any one of those would make you happy forever. Which would I recommend? I don’t know, man, it’s really up to you. The Everrati is the only one of those that is all-electric, and the workmanship, from what we can tell, is as good as any. It comes down to whether you want your Newton-meters delivered electrically or via internal combustion—the future or the past. Both have their own appeal.
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