Vintage Porsche 912 gets Tesla upgrade


A vintage Porsche 912 went electric with a Tesla Model S transplant, Green Car Reports reports. The 1928 Porsche 912 was converted by Zelectric and was recently presented on Jay Leno’s garage. Davide Bernardo and Trent Wonsley showed Leno how they converted the classic Porsche into a fully electric vehicle.

For those who are worried about modifying a flawless vehicle, Zelectric does not cut or weld anything and the car can be converted back to its original condition if desired. (But who would want that?)

The classic car used the same body as the 911 but originally had a 4 cylinder engine. The powertrain is located at the rear and drives the rear wheels. The engine, which is mounted at the rear, fits in almost the same area as in a Tesla, but only adds 300 pounds to the original curb weight, while taking up less space.

The vehicle is estimated at 2,505 pounds due to its only 34 kWh of batteries. That’s half the weight of a Tesla Model S.

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