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First electric Ferrari faster than original: ‘It absolutely decimated it

(CNN)Purists may be horrified by the thought of an electric Ferrari, but can speed win them over? After thousands of hours of restoring and modernizing one of Ferrari’s luxury sports car, Californian Eric Hutchison accomplished the unthinkable and created the very first — and, as it turns out, fastest — electric 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS. …

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EV-converted 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS going under the hammer

This Ferrari 308 GTS from 1976 suffered major fire damage at the rear rendering its V8 engine useless and making it an excellent candidate for an electric conversion.  And that’s exactly what California-based ElectricGT did to it, creating a rather enticing battery powered proposition. It’s actually more powerful and faster than the original V8-powered 308, with a …

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Electric GT’s electric Ferrari 308 GTS is headed to Barrett-Jackson

The all-electric Ferrari 308 GTS started its life as an actual 308 GTS, complete with a 3.0-liter V-8 engine that produced 255 horsepower. At some point in its life, this 308 GTS was destroyed by a fire because of a leak in its fuel line. It was in that condition when Electric GT got its hands on …

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The World’s First Electrified Ferrari 308 is for Sale

1978 Ferrari 308 GTS that’s been professionally converted to electric power is heading to auction this month. The car had suffered extensive fire damage from a fuel leak, destroying the carbureted 2.9-liter V-8 it originally came with. A California company that converts classic cars to electric power then purchased it, repaired the damage, upgraded many …

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ElectricGT 308, Ferrari 308 Electric Conversion (CleanTechnica Review)

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/11/11/electricgt-308-ferrari-308-electric-conversion-cleantechnica-review/ We first saw the ElectricGT 308, a converted Ferrari 308, at the second Long Beach, California Formula E championship. The car was briefly brought on the track and delighted an excited public with screeching tires and donuts. It made almost no noise, save for two belts whining as the electric motors pumped out a healthier 330 …

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308 EV is ‘Magnum, P.I.’ swagger in an eco-friendly package

Summary  Video: Gas vs Electric 1978 308’s. Ferrari 308s scream Magnum, P.I. and big hair, but on the Top Gear America season finale, they showed off a 308 that has been retrofitted with electric motors so that even though it’s red, it’s also surprisingly green. The original 308 came with a 2.9 liter V8 engine that produced 240 horsepower …

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Jalopnik Drives Electric Classic 308 w Manual Gearbox

Manual gearbox in an Electrified 308? Senior Review Editor for Jalopnik: Andrew Collins: On driving EV with a manual gearbox “Driving a 1978 Ferrari 308 with zero engine noise was weird. Using a regular three-pedal five-speed manual-gearbox connected to an electric motor was even odder. But Electric GT’s EV-swapped Ferrari has a distinctive driving experience that, once …

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