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The World's First Electric Ferrari Ditches The V8 For Tire-Crushing Electric Motors

A San Diego-based EV conversion business salvaged a charred Ferrari (they had several to go with from) by turning it in to exactly what the business claims is the very first fully electric Ferrari, a 415-horsepower electric tire-crusher. It’s glorious, if a little blasphemous.

A couple of months back, Ferrari Boss Sergio Marchionne said the tip of an electric Ferrari was an “obscene concept,” and that he was “bothered by the [Tesla Model S’s] quietness.”

Electric-vehicle conversion business Electric GT disagrees, so they’ve taken a Ferrari 308 GTS and ditched its roaring V8 for a quiet specified of electric motors. However the EV Ferrari is everything However quiet as soon as it’s ripping those rear tires loose, sending clouds of smoke billowing to the sky. Inspect it out:

Okay, so the V8 wasn’t precisely “roaring” by the moment the EV conversion group got it. In fact, it was fairly well gone thanks to a fuel leak that caught the engine and a lot of the car’s wiring on fire, the aftermath of which can easily be seen in the pictures below:

The World's First Electric Ferrari Ditches The V8 For Tire-Crushing Electric MotorsPhoto: ElectricGT

A closer check out the flambéed V8:
The World's First Electric Ferrari Ditches The V8 For Tire-Crushing Electric MotorsPhoto: ElectricGT

The group from California ditched exactly what was left of that engine, selling off all of salvageable sections to Ferrari 308 GT owners, then chucking in 3 electric motors.

Those motors are said to make a combined 330 lb-ft of torque, 275 electric horsepower, and 415 “gas equivalent horsepower,” though I’ll admit to not discovering exactly what that latter term in fact means (horsepower is a unit of electricity independent of the electricity source).
The World's First Electric Ferrari Ditches The V8 For Tire-Crushing Electric MotorsPhoto: ElectricGT

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 on these numbers, the cells are many most likely 3.3 volts and wired in series.

Those batteries can easily grab the 3,350-pound vehicle (100 pounds bigger compared to stock) regarding 80 to 100 miles prior to called for a recharge. That’s not a great deal of range, However it’s lots of distance to have actually heaps of fun, especially curious about that the business determined not to go along with a easy gear reduction, rather going with a “Porsche G50 5 rate gearbox in a flipped mid­ engine orientation to reliably deliver the electric Ferrari’s increased torque.”

And apparently it’s in fact as enjoyable as it sounds, as the EV group said: “The massive torque transferring through the transmission engages the driver in a clutch dropping gear pounding Ferrari experience.”

That ought to be an strange sensation rowing through those gears, as the motors most likely don’t have actually the very same rotational inertia as a gas engine. Still, it sounds awesome, and I hope to attempt it.
Photo: ElectricGT Photo: ElectricGT

h/t: The Drive