Electric Porsche 911

At first glance, this may look like a normal 1979 Porsche 911 SC Targa, but look under the hood, and you’ll discover that it’s actually an electric machine with more driving range than a majority of the battery-powered cars available today. The company tossed the flat-six engine, and replaced it with a pair of electric motors, mated to the car’s original five-speed manual transmission. You get instant torque, which means it’s half a second quicker in the zero-to-60mph sprint than the stock model. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

“Electricity is stored in a 54-kWh battery pack sourced from none other than the Tesla Roadster. There is not much space in an old 911 for batteries, so it is broken up and split between the trunk and the engine compartment. Installing batteries up front moves the cargo compartment to the back, and it gives the sports car a 48/52 weight distribution. The pack contains enough electricity to power the 911 for up to 200 miles when it is being driven sensibly,” reports Digital Trends.


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