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Is this electric Porsche 964 RSR genius or blasphemy?

For those who can’t afford the real one

This is your best bet at snagging one of these rare beauties. PHOTO FROM EVERRATI

Certain Porsche models are more special than others, and a rare few “porkers” are super special and super rare. The 911 (964) RSR 3.8 is certainly one of them. Only 51 of these track-focused beasts were ever made, and prices for them have gone well into seven-digit dollar figures in recent times.

The thought then that someone might take one, rip out the flat-six, and replace it with a battery would be enough to get even moderate Porsche fans off the couch in anger. But before you grab your pitchfork and travel to Bicester in the UK, don’t panic. The guys at Everrati didn’t really convert a real RSR. But they have created a pretty decent-looking electric homage to one.

These blokes know a thing or two about turning old Porsches electric. PHOTOS FROM EVERRATI

Based on a restored narrow-body 964, the company has given it many of the bits you would also find in a real RSR, including removed rear seats, lightweight chairs for driver and passenger, and a roll cage.

On the outside, a brand-new carbon-fiber bodykit channels the spirit of its ultra-rare cousin and comes complete with a massive rear spoiler. Lightweight 18-inch HRE rims complete the look of this bright-yellow speed machine that could almost pass for the real thing.

It'll be pricey, sure, but will it be a long-term investment? Only time will tell. PHOTO FROM EVERRATI

Now, instead of the distinctive sound of a six-cylinder boxer engine, this 500hp EV will only make slight electric noises as its 63kWh battery sends juice to the high-performance motors driving the rear wheels—good enough for a 0-100km/h time of around 3.7 seconds.

The range per charge is given as 320km, which should be enough for some quick fun. And the electronically controlled active and adaptive suspension will keep it planted on the road and the track. Everrati hasn’t revealed the price of this car, and while it will no doubt be well into the six-figure-pound-sterling range, at least it won’t be as much as a real RSR 3.8.

Frank Schuengel

Frank is a German e-commerce executive who loves his wife, a Filipina, so much he decided to base himself in Manila. He has interesting thoughts on Philippine motoring. He writes the aptly named ‘Frankly’ column.