There’s a purpose why the Porsche 911 is thought to be one in every of, if not one of the best, combustion powered automobile ever created. The sports activities automobile is so completely tuned and refined that making adjustments to the car nearly feels mistaken. Altering the Porsche 911’s powerplant — nicely, that feels nearly sacrilegious.
But for Sacrilege Motors CEO Philip Wagenheim, the modification is nicely well worth the effort. Sacrilege Motors, a Connecticut-based tuner that focuses on electrical conversions, has unveiled a creation that’s certain to lift some eyebrows — a Tesla-powered 1992 Porsche 911 Cabriolet. What’s further particular concerning the conversion is the 1992 Porsche 911 Cabriolet is one in every of solely 250 limited-edition US variations ever launched.
The 911 Cabriolet was outfitted with a modified Tesla Mannequin S motor able to producing 500 horsepower. In a remark to Robb Report, the Sacrilege Motors CEO said that the utilization of a Tesla Mannequin S electrical motor for the particular Porsche 911 conversion was a simple selection.
“Tesla is the gold normal in EV motors. We selected one of the best element to set the usual that others will chase,” Wagenheim mentioned.
Even with its batteries and Mannequin S motor, the all-black electrical Porsche 911 weighs 3,200 kilos, which isn’t that removed from the car’s unique weight. Due to this and the moment torque from its Tesla Mannequin S motor, the zero-emissions roadster is able to going from 0-60 mph in lower than 4 seconds. That’s faster — and quite a bit quieter — than its unique iteration. It additionally incorporates a 62 kWh battery pack that gives the sports activities automobile with a variety of 200 miles.
The electrical Porsche 911 Cabriolet is fondly named “Blackbird” by its proprietor in honor of the enduring SR-71 plane. That’s a reasonably becoming identify, contemplating that the SR-71 made its popularity for being so fast that it might actually outrun missiles which are fired at it.
Watch Sacrilege Motors’ video about its electrical Porsche 911 Cabriolet under.
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