This EV conversion of a Porsche 935 has petrolheads and many other people fall for it.
The 935 was introduced in 1976 as the racing version of the Porsche 930 or also known as 911 turbo. One of the most dominant cars in the history of motorsport and winning many legendary endurance races from Sebring to Le Mans in 1979.
Powered by two twin-turbocharged flat-six that was producing up to 560 hp but then was tuned to make over 700 hp in the newer versions like Porsche 935/78 named “Moby Dick” and the Kremer Racing 935-K3 that came first on the Circuit de la Sarthe in 1979.
It might sound like a blasphemy to many purists for a car like this to have an electric powertrain instead of the original flat-six but when you have results such as 0 to 100 km in just 2 seconds with the same looks, it is hard not to be excited.
Bisi Ezerioha is the man behind this project, the founder of Bisimoto Engineering one of the most recognized engine design and tuning houses in the world.
Just from the appearance nothing says that its electric power, even if you look inside it has that vintage look. The only thing that it might give it away is the AEM electronics CD5 display on which you will find a digital tach with a 18,200 RPM redline. And the Momo Prototipo steering wheel. Everything else is as close as the original vintage Porsche 930.
“Under the hood” is liquid-cooled single drive AC three-phase induction motor borrowed from a Tesla Model 5 that has output of 475 kW and is equivalent of 636 hp and twelve LG lithium-ion battery cells. It can deliver 442 Nm of torque to the rear wheels almost instantaneously. The top speed might not be the same and way less than the two twin-turbocharged flat-six but the acceleration is monstrous and frightening as you can see from the video below of the official Bisimoto Engineering.
What do you think about EV conversions that are taking place around the world from different companies? Do you think that EV industry can follow and help the car tuning culture improve? Either way we can say that the electric vehicles can certainly keep up with their petrol powered cousins!