EV-converted 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS going under the hammer - Electric GT

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 claimed top speed of 185 mph or almost 300 km/h, all while keeping its gorgeous Pininfarina-designed look intact.
ElectricGT fitted it with a 47 kWh battery pack that promises 130+ miles of range, according to the builder. Power from the electric motor combo used is 330 hp while torque is 350 lb-ft – the car uses three HPEVS AC-50 motors which feed their power into a Porsche G50 five-speed manual transmission.

Other mods to the Ferrari 308 include uprated brakes, wheels (which are 18-inch factory BBS rims) and suspension, as well as an uprated interior with nice touches such as custom dials meant to mimic the look of what the car originally had.

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