The Nissan Skyline has lengthy been a favourite for fans to switch. This explicit instance, a third technology (R32) coupe is only one of many who has gone below the knife. However as an alternative of including cold-air intakes or high-flow exhausts, this one has been utterly electrified. Or ought to we are saying, “Teslafied?”
Souped up by Zero EV — a UK outfit that performs electrical conversions and sells EV elements in its on-line retailer — the Japanese sportscar has been utterly gutted and fitted with the center of the Tesla Mannequin S drivetrain. The operation concerned not simply the motor, however quite your entire subframe that holds the motor and controller combo. It’s a fairly candy set up.
The onboard vitality storage comes courtesy of a Chevy Volt battery, which has been stuffed below the hood. The automobile is fitted with a CCS Combo 2 connector and might fast-charge utilizing a stage 2 DC station. It additionally boasts a pair of Tesla onboard AC chargers which might permit it to suck up electrical energy at a price of 22 kW.
As you’ll be able to see within the video above, though the automobile is (in some way) highway authorized, it’s actually designed for vaporizing tires whereas going sideways. The journey high quality, subsequently, leaves a lot to be desired if pushed on something apart from a observe. When not slowed by the rear wheels spinning up clouds of smoke, acceleration seems to be fairly intense. Our hosts describe it as”vicious.”
Whereas the concept of a Teslafied Skyline drift automobile strikes us as a fairly enjoyable car, there’s one other towards the tip of the video that appears at the very least as attention-grabbing. Apart from a look at a Porsche that’s destined to obtain the twin motor Tesla remedy, there’s a lovely trying Volkswagen Bus that we’re informed can be gifted with a 90 kWh Tesla battery and 400 horsepower motor (additionally, presumably, a Tesla unit).
Whereas we maintain our eyes peeled on these future developments, we invite you to take a look at our bonus movies under — one exhibiting the Tesla elements, the battery, and charging tools being bestowed, together with a brief clip exhibiting off the automobile’s important tire roasting talents. Take pleasure in!