- Photo credits Petrol Ped

This 1969 Volkswagen T2 has a 450 hp Tesla motor

The Volkswagen Cybertruck?

13w ago


Conversions of retro vehicles to electric power are becoming increasingly common. Owners do this mainly to avoid being banned from city centres that refuse to accept cars that are too old. This is therefore a practical way to keep driving your classic car legally.

And if the electric motors installed in old vehicles develop more or less the same power as the original combustion engine, it is still possible to go a little crazy. This is the case of Petrol Ped who simply replaced the engine of a 1969 Volkswagen T2 with a Tesla Model S motor!

The result is explosive. The SUV now has a 450 hp motor, almost ten times more than the original flat four-cylinder engine. The battery comes from the Tesla Model X and has a generous capacity of 100 kWh. It allows this Combi to travel 200 miles on a full charge.

With such power, the Combi is able to perform burnouts at the rear wheels, without any engine noise. You can find the complete presentation of this very special Combi in the video below.


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Comments (7)

  • Wanna go for pinkslips? My bus is also street legal in California so I think it's fair. Let's race for titles.

      2 months ago
  • It isn't using the ABS system though. Spinning your power away by melting your tyres through friction, does not get the fecking thing moving very quickly. Remember your school physics? Static and dynamic friction?

      2 months ago
    • I doesn't have ABS tho, it's an old Kombi

        2 months ago
    • Why not? The drive train they've used comes with it. Making something that's incapable of putting its power to use, that instead overcomes static friction and creates so much heat by spinning the tyres until they melt and pollute the...

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        2 months ago
  • This trend of replacing classic original engines with some electric engines is driving me nuts.

    As Clarkson would say:


    and i'm totally ok with that

      2 months ago
  • Much better looking than a Cybertruck! I'd have this one anyday.

      2 months ago