Thursday, November 30, 2023

Success or sacrilege? This classic Mercedes has given up gasoline and is going to zero emissions

The transformation of some classic cars into 100% electric models has become an increasingly common trend in the sector. There are some specialists in these things, such as Everrati who recently presented his latest work at the Monaco Boat Show: a Mercedes SL in 1967 known as “Pagoda”.

Among its many works, Everrati has in its history particular modifications like a Land Rover Series II or some Porsche 911. In general terms, it is separated from the classic mechanics of gasoline in favor of another consisting of a battery and electric motors. In some cases, these components are taken from brands like Tesla and implemented in these classics.

However, the model they present today in Monaco is not only shown as their new work, but also as their next public offering: that is, every owner of a Pagoda Anyone who wants to make this modification to their car can do so because it is not a limited or rare edition.

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The electric model will be shown in a few days at the Fairmont in Monaco.

she Pagoda It was produced between 1963 and 1971. The unit shown by Everrati was specifically produced in 1967. It was a very popular model among celebrities at the time, because it had a really elegant design and features. They want it all back to theirs new model.

Specifically, to honor the history of the car itself, which Everrati described as “one of the most elegant, stylish and collectible cars of all time”, all modifications or restorations carried out were done by hand. At first glance, none of these changes are visible, because the company wants to dominate the historical value of the car with the concept of “new electric.”

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his Justin Lunny founder and CEO of Everrati, stated during his presentation that “this meticulously restored and redefined vehicle is the ultimate two-seater electric luxury grand tourer, a unique proposition that honors the history of the legendary SL. Pagoda, but it is completely future-proofed, allowing it to be enjoyed now and in the next generation of cars. We are witnessing a revolution with a growing demand for high-end sustainable vehicles that have zero emissions, but retain a timeless design and iconic character. “We’re looking forward to showing the show’s VIP guests how we’ve reinvented this piece of automotive history to the highest standards and we couldn’t have had a more appropriate setting.”

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In general, the company did not make any changes to the historical ‘Pagoda’.

Since the vehicle has just made its global debut, its details are, in some terms, a mystery. However, Everrati confirmed that it was Pagoda there 68 kWh capacity battery as power for an electric motor 224 kW (300 CV). This gives the historic convertible a autonomy of 320 kilometers and the possibility of going from 0 to 100 km/h in just 7 seconds.

The conversion of all models entrusted to Everrati will be carried out at its facilities in Upper Heyford, United Kingdom. Finally, the Mercedes SL Pagoda It will be on display at the Fairmont Hotel in Monaco until September 30, 2023. Before they return to their offices, they hope to tour selected locations to showcase their latest electrical conversion.

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