Everrati’s Mercedes-Benz SL Pagoda is a Reproduction Masterpiece
When it comes to making old classic cars relevant today, Everrati Automobile Limited is at the forefront with its expertise that involves converting classic vehicles into electric models for the future.
Its recent projects can be traced back to bespoke creations such as the Porsche 911 ST, an electric icon that Porsche never built, and the electrified Land Rover Defender.
This time around, the UK-based firm has given the legendary Mercedes-Benz SL W113 Pagoda a new lease on life by installing an electric powertrain while retaining its gorgeous lines. Gone is the original car’s combustion inline-6 engine and it’s been replaced by an in-house developed single-electric motor that is fed power by a 68kWh battery pack.
The electric motor is available in two power outputs: 129kW and 240Nm for the base model and 224kW and 300Nm for the range-topper. According to Everrati, the two variants can accelerate from 0-100km/h in under 7 seconds before hitting their top speed of 200km/h.
As for the range, both can travel up to 320km between chargers and by today’s standards, these figures put the SL W113 model against other modern EV rivals such as the Mini Cooper SE and BYD’s Atto 3, to name a few.
Besides electrifying the SL, Everrati has gone to extra lengths to restore the model to Concours standards with the help of Mercedes-Benz specialists Hilton & Moss, whose bespoke works can be traced back to restored icons such as the 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II and Lotus Esprit S3 2.2 models.
The good thing though, is the Mercedes-Benz SL still looks as original as before. Everrati didn’t change anything on either the exterior or interior while also maintaining the weight balance as close as possible to the original car.
The Mercedes-Benz SL Pagoda made its debut at the Fairmont Monte Carlo and in case you want to see it, it will be on display in the hotel’s lobby for the duration of the Monaco Yacht Show that runs from 27th-30th September.