- All photo credits: StreetFighter LA

This classic 911 ditches Flat-6 for 700bhp Tesla electric motor

Would you rather this 911 use its stock engine, or does the power of the electric motor appeal to you more?

1y ago

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Usually, the thought of swapping a classic car’s delicious engine with an electric motor makes me shudder in horror. For it is the replacing of everything we love about cars from the past with everything we dread about cars in the future. For this particular Porsche however, I’m going to make an exception.

The work of StreetFighter LA, this 1977 911 Coupe was shown at Sema last week. Instead of the Flat-6 synonymous with the 911 however, this particular example uses an electric motor straight out of a Tesla.

According to the people who built it, installing the motor was nice and easy, and it didn’t require any modifications or strengthening to be done to the chassis. With 700 silent horsepowers ready and raring to whisper indomitably out of the stable, you can expect this car to perform exceptionally well.

Unfortunately however, as of right now, we can’t specify exactly how fast it’ll be due to the fact that no statistics have been released. Not only can I not inform you of the 0-60mph time, or top speed - but I also can’t tell you the all important range.

Visually, this 911 has received a glorious wide body. Such a stunning car inspires a very specific internal combustion soundtrack to play in your mind - but with this car, you just get speed without noise.

But what do you guys think of this 911? Do you love the fact that it’s now clearly going to be fantastically fast, or do you think no amount of additional speed can justify replacing the old Flat-6 with an electric motor? Let me know in the comments.

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Written by: Angelo Uccello

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Comments (10)

  • While I totally agree that it's a waste of a classic, it would be fun to challenge people to drag races with it and blow them away as they wouldn't expect the instant torque.

      1 year ago
  • Makes me fucking sick

      1 year ago
  • No.

      1 year ago
  • Who the fuck would make this horrible shit?

      1 year ago
  • Yes it's a classic and maybe it doesn't suit your tastes (...including mine) but according to speedhunters it has 4000 ft/lb of torque and that makes it seem inevitable that someone may want to have a try at doing that.

      1 year ago
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