Sacrilege Motors prepared to point out off Tesla-powered 911

Numerous firms have cropped up latest years providing EV conversions of much-loved classics, and one of the crucial well-liked classics to transform is proving to be early generations of the Porsche 911.

A kind of firms is Sacrilege Motors which plans to point out off its first conversion on Aug. 20 on the 2023 Pebble Seaside Concours d’Class, the spotlight of Monterey Automobile Week.

Based mostly in Lakeville, Connecticut, not removed from the Lime Rock Park racetrack, Sacrilege Motors is run by Bobby Singh, who has greater than 30 years of expertise restoring and sustaining Porsches for each the highway and observe. Along with fellow Porsche fanatic Phil Wagenheim, Singh goals to ship 911 EV conversions that keep the driving dynamics of the unique icon whereas lowering its want for upkeep and dependence on oil.

“We wish to ship an analog, air-cooled-era 911 with the reliability and prompt energy of an EV, whereas preserving an exhilarating driving expertise that’s acquainted to air-cooled 911 fanatics,” Singh mentioned in a press release. “Retaining the 911’s greatest dealing with traits, with added efficiency and upgraded elements, all whereas lowering its environmental affect, was our final aim.”

Sacrilege Motors focuses on 911s starting from 1974 as much as 1994, and is ready to restore or modify nearly all points of the automobile. For its first conversion, nicknamed the Blackbird, the corporate used a 1992 Porsche 911 America Roadster, a limited-edition mannequin with normal Carrera working gear however the vast physique of the Turbo.

1992 Porsche 911 America Roadster EV conversion by Sacrilege Motors

1992 Porsche 911 America Roadster EV conversion by Sacrilege Motors

Instead of the automobile’s authentic 247-hp flat-6 and Tiptronic transmission is an electrical motor from a Tesla Mannequin S, rated at 500 hp and mated to a single-speed transmission. The battery is a 62-kwh unit that on a full cost will ship 200 miles of vary, in line with Sacrilege Motors. The corporate additionally claims a 0-60 mph time of lower than 4 seconds.

Different modifications embody adjustable Penske racing shocks, Brembo brakes, and 18-inch Fiske solid wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires measuring 235/40 up entrance and 295/35 on the rear.

Sacrilege Motors has managed to maintain weight beneath 3,200 kilos, it claims, however maybe extra spectacular is the load distribution, which the corporate mentioned matches that of the donor 911. That is helped by having many of the digital {hardware} within the rear of the car, the place the engine usually sits.

“We’ve stored the identical weight distribution, which is essential to the automobile feeling like a Porsche 911 ought to,” Singh mentioned.

Pricing info hasn’t been introduced.