Everrati introduces electric Series IIA Land Rover
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By Matt Bird / Friday, September 3, 2021 / Loading comments
They’re certainly keeping busy at Everrati. Following the Porsche 911 and Mercedes SL Pagoda, plus confirmation of a GT40 project with Superformance, we now have this: the Land Rover Series IIA.
“The world’s definitive off-road vehicle is now electric”, reads the press material; Everrati has ditched the standard engine (which would have been a fairly limp 2.25-litre petrol or diesel) and replaced it with a 60kWh battery. Power is up significantly, with 150hp and 221lb ft promised. Outright performance isn’t stated because that isn’t really the point – additional torque will be most advantageous off-road. And a 125-mile range is a lot more acceptable when only covering a few miles an hour off the beaten track.
Everrati seems serious about the off-roading bit of the electric Land Rover, too, with two- and four-wheel drive mode as well as high and low ranges for the motor to optimise traction, plus new wheels and Michelin tyres. Purists won’t be keen on the power steering or power brakes, either, but then they won’t have read this far into the story.
Everrati is pitching this IIA as a “redefined icon”, and therefore the work doesn’t stop at the electric conversion. The interior is redone in Bridge of Weir leather with a “host of new additions to enhance driver comfort and convenience”, up to and including heated seats. The chassis has been galvanised and coated in zinc to protect against corrosion in future.
Justin Lunny, Everrati Founder and CEO, said: “With the unveiling of an electric version of the legendary Land Rover Series IIA, we are continuing to deliver on Everrati’s mission, which is to craft cutting-edge, capable, highly desirable and sustainable cars, each with the soul of an icon.”
And if the worst comes to the worst, it’s all reversible anyway. But would you commission the work in the first place? Is the combustion engine more a part of the Land Rover experience than in a 911 or an SL? If you’re visiting the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court this weekend you’ll get to ponder that question at length; the car makes its public debut there and can be configured on the Everrati website now.
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