Next year, the long-awaited Taycan will finally be revealed, Porsche’s first fully electric car that will take on the Tesla Model S. An all-electric Porsche 911 is also likely to be at least 10 years away. If you can’t wait until then, however, tuner Streetfighter LA has created its own fully electric Porsche.
Recently unveiled at the SEMA show in Las Vegas at the Toyo stand, the custom EV is based on a vintage 1977 Porsche 911 Coupe. Replacing the car’s fabled flat-six engine is a Tesla electric motor, resulting in a unique blend of classic styling and contemporary tech. While it sounds like an ambitious project, installing the powertrain wasn’t too difficult as it didn’t require any body or chassis modifications.
The electric motor uses most of the original mounting holes of the car and produces 700 hp at the crank and 563 hp at the wheels. Sadly, details about the battery pack powering the electric motors are unknown, as is the car’s performance specs – we’d love to know how quick this electric Porsche 911 is off the line in the sprint to 62 mph.
Purists may not like seeing a classic 911 have its flat-six swapped with a Tesla electric motor, but the exterior and interior look undeniably stunning. To help it stand out from the crowd, the classic 911 Coupe wears an aggressive widebody kit with bolt-on fender flares on all four corners. It's finished in gloss white and has also been fitted with adjustable suspension and BBS wheels.
Inside, the interior has features a mix of leather, Alcantara, and chrome, and has been fitted with a roll cage.