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An Enjoyable Automotive Future Requires an Attitude Adjustment

Each generation manifests a vision of the automobile’s future. Consider, from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927), the streamlined aerodynamics of the Rumpler Tropfenwagen, a mid-rear-engine car that acted as progenitor to the Tatra, the VW Beetle, and even the 911. Or the touchscreen-activated, search-engine-enabled cabs of The Fifth Element (1997) that presaged today’s tablet-forward infotainment systems. …

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All-Electric Porsche 911 Has A Tesla Motor And A Custom Battery Pack

A number of very special cars were showcased to the world at last week’s SEMA Show and these included a particularly electrifying (or is that Tesla-fying?) 964-generation Porsche 911. The restomod 911 in question comes from a company dubbed Electric GT and features an eGT913 powertrain that also fits Porsche 912 models. This system consists …

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The game-changing modified EVs that rocked SEMA 2021

Electric GT is responsible for producing a wealth of EV conversion kits, powering everything from a Ferrari 308 to a Volkswagen bus. On show at SEMA was the company’s latest eGT 913 system, designed especially for rear-engined Porsche models such as the 911 and 912. Priced from $55,000, it is meant as a fully plug-and-play …

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CarBuzz – This 964 Porsche 911 Turbo Gives Us Hope For An Electric Future

Electric 911 Porsche Turbo It comes complete with a Tesla motor. SEMA gets wilder every year, and is the barometer for car trends across the globe. This year we’ve seen some pretty wild entries ranging from hardcore off-roaders, all the way to dedicated track machines and everything in-between. The fact that our planet is dying …

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AutoEvolution – Rich Rebuilds Checks SEMA Show Options for Seamless EV Conversions

Instead of converting an electric car into one powered by a V8 – as he did with his Tesla Model S – Benoit presented ways to invert that logic. In other words, he showed companies with exciting solutions for EV conversions – not before making an accurate and sarcastic profile of ICE and EV lovers. …

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CNN – Why classic cars are the next big thing in electric vehicles

(CNN)In 1958, a now-iconic Rolls-Royce advert promised passengers that, despite its eight-cylinder aluminum engine, the loudest noise would be its electric clock. Six decades later, modern technology is making good on that promise. “Henry Royce built those cars to be silent,” says David Lorenz, founder of luxury auto shop Lunaz. “Now, we can make that …

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Rennlist.com – Electric GT Shows Off Porsche 964 EV Swap At SEMA

Electric GT Offers no-frills EV swap for Porsche chassis that is a simple plug-and-play solution. Is this suave or sacrilege? For some, the thought of removing the iconic flat-six from the rear of a classic air-cooled generation 911 for an electric motor may sound outright offensive. However, it’s hard to argue with the massive performance …

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2020 TOP 10 HIGH TECH CARS – IEEE Spectrum

Vintage-car aficionados love to grouse about the time and money it takes to keep their babies running. Electric GT has a better idea: Skip ahead a century. The California company has developed an ingenious plug-and-play “crate motor” that transplants an electric heart into most any vintage gasoline car. I drove an orange 1982 Fiat 124 Spider that Electric GT converted …

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Embracing Vintage Cars in the Catskills w Electric GT’s Systems

    By Brett Berk July 29, 2021, 6:00 a.m. ET The driving season in the Catskills is quite short, abbreviated by snow and salt in the long winters and a spring rainy season that can sometimes feel endless. But now that it’s the heart of summer, and people can mingle again, Jared Lamanna wants to provide …

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