Californian tuning studio crossed Porsche 911 and Tesla Model SSeptember 3, 2019
Rare Porsche cars always attract attention if they are in excellent condition and do not constitute rotten scrap metal. However, servicing them is not so simple, especially when it comes to the Porsche 911 coupe in the 912th body, which was equipped with 1.6-2.0-liter “fours” with air cooling. But this car has its own plus: thanks to a lightweight body and missing radiators, it weighs less than a ton, and the free space in the engine compartment and in the front luggage compartment allows you to carry out interesting experiments in the presence of crooked hands.
California tuning studios Zeletric Motors and EV West are doing just that. The first of the two studios specializes in the restoration and electrification of old-school cars, while EV West specializes in sports and racing cars. Their new joint project is an all-electric modification of the legendary Porsche 912.
Tesla Model S P85 was taken as a donor, and almost all of its power plant – differential, motor, inverter, electronic gas pedal, as well as some other components were introduced into the old German car, which had been carefully restored before that. As a result, instead of the 2.0-liter 90-horsepower Volkswagen Type 4 engine, the Porsche 911 received an electric power plant with a capacity of 550 hp. However, it was decided to abandon the powerful and heavy Tesla battery, since the Porsche 912 chassis could not withstand such a load. Instead, the choice fell on two LG Chem batteries with a capacity of 16 kWh, which allowed for excellent weight distribution.
The dynamic characteristics of the electrified Porsche 911 are not reported, but in the video we can see that its wheels are ready to literally destroy tires.
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