Despite the increasing popularity of Tesla, and despite the honest truth that also luxury automakers enjoy BMW and Porsche have actually warmed up to the tip of EVs, Ferrari remains principally opposed to the idea. Not also long ago, Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne said that the tip of producing a Ferrari devoid of a standard internal combustion engine would certainly be “an practically obscene concept” and something Ferrari would certainly never also contemplate.
Thankfully, a firm called Electric GT not just contemplated the idea, however in fact place with each other an all-electric Ferrari. The group at Electric GT managed to locate a 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS that was burned in a fire and was destined for the scrapyard, the auto seemingly burned beyond repair. Seizing the opportunity, Electric GT rescued the auto and quickly got to work.
“As fate would certainly have actually it,” the company notes, “the 308 GTS’ tube frame,racing motivated core make and construction is suitable to take care of the seriously increased energy and torque of the electric drive conversion.”
With the Ferrari’s original V8 engine tossed aside, the group outfitted the Ferrari along with 3 electric motors that, according to Jalopnik, “are said to make a combined 330 lb-ft of torque, 275 electric horsepower, and 415 ‘gas equivalent horsepower.’”
Sending juice to those 3 motors are 48 lithium ion battery cells at 180 amp-hrs each, combining for 28.5 kWh of capacity and 158 volts. Based regard these numbers, the cells are a lot of most likely 3.3 volts and wired in series.
Those batteries can easily get hold of the 3,350-pound auto (100 pounds larger Compared to stock) concerning 80 to 100 miles prior to needed a recharge. That’s not a great deal of range, however it’s lots of distance to have actually heaps of fun, especially interested in that the firm determined not to go along with a basic gear reduction, rather choosing a “Porsche G50 5 rate gearbox in a flipped mid engine orientation to reliably deliver the electric Ferrari’s increased torque.”
But sufficient talk, here’s a video of the world’s quietest Ferrari.