• Everrati, a renowned electric vehicle (EV) conversion specialist in the UK, unveiled the finalized specifications of the 1960s Mercedes-Benz SL W113 “Pagoda” it teased last year.
  • The electrified classic is available in two configurations tailored to the driving habits and preferences of customers.

According to the company, one version of the electrified Mercedes-Benz SL W113 “Pagoda” holds a 54.4 kWh battery with an electric range of 160 miles based on the WLTP cycle. The other packs a 68 kWh battery capable of reaching up to 200 miles based on the same standard. The numbers will likely be cut down if the more stringent EPA cycle is applied.

The battery sizes also affect the acceleration time of the EV upgrade. The smaller unit is capable of covering 0 to 60 mph in roughly eight seconds while the bigger unit could do that in under seven seconds.

It appears that the key differences between variants are only limited to their driving range and acceleration times though. Regardless of the buyer’s choice, both are equipped with the same electric motor delivering up to 300 hp partnered to a single-speed transmission and rear-wheel-drive setup. Meanwhile, the maximum speed of the car is capped at 124 mph.

Everrati meticulously ensures that the modification offers optimum weight distribution to guarantee that the driving dynamics of the auto are not compromised. All the new components, including the battery and drivetrain, are integrated using the original architectural mounting points of the vintage SL’s chassis. All these are made possible through its collaboration with experts in the classic car industry such as the specialists of Hilton & Moss to meet Concours regulations.

The customization likewise extends to the subtly redesigned instrument cluster of the vehicle to house a power meter for the electric motor. The add-on still follows the original aesthetics of the Pagoda to keep its classic vibe while all other parts of the 1960s SL are retained, including the detachable hard top and high-quality leather-clad seats.

The price of the Everrati conversion starts at £330,000 (approximately $413,000). This excludes the cost of the donor car, and the changes are reversible in case the customer suddenly wants to roll back to the original internal combustion engine build of the auto.

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