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The DIY Porsche 911 Electric Conversion
In brief: Mark Clifford in Utah has a Porsche 911 Targa he's building into his dream sports car.. and it's electric.
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Make/Model: 1981 Porsche 911 Targa
Manufacturer: Porsche / Clifford
Featured in Wired Magazine, this conversion is a top-down makeover of one of the world's favorite sports cabriolets. The 911, for many, is the picture of what "sports car" means.
Converted to electric with some sweet, high-end parts like a NetGain Warp 11 motor and a Cafe Zilla Z1K controller (much like that in the KillaCycle), and 156v battery system, the car is already sporting some beef.
Then ad a new leather interior, beautiful paint, and more and you've got an awesome EV. At about 178 horsepower and with a 30 mile range (for now, until the li-ion batteries are installed), the car is no slouch.
Of course, he's got a hefty budget he's worked with too. His total outlay is $17,800, including the cost of the car.
And so ...
Clifford isn't sure of the land speeds (yet), but given those numbers, it will be snappy.
Photo credits: Wired
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