Classic Porsche 911 with Tesla power unveiled
US electric car-conversion start-up Sacrilege Motors – yes, that’s its real name – will unveil its Tesla-powered classic Porsche 911 at the upcoming Monterey Car Week in California.
A US electric car-conversion start-up has unveiled the ‘Blackbird’ – a classic Porsche 911 which has traded its conventional six-cylinder petrol engine for Tesla power – ahead of its public debut at the upcoming Monterey Car Week in California.
Named after the famed Lockheed SR-71 supersonic aircraft – the world’s fastest jet plane which set the record of 3529km/h in 1976 – the Blackbird electric-car is built by the aptly named Sacrilege Motors, based in Connecticut.
Based on a 964-generation Porsche 911 from 1992, the ‘triple-black’ Blackbird is mostly set apart from the petrol-powered sports car under the skin.
Sacrilege Motors Blackbird battery pack
The donor Porsche 911 was powered by a six-cylinder engine mated to a four-spe