Custom-car creator preps electric Porsche
Lithium-ion, Dr Ferdinand?
'Leccy Tech Porsche may or may not be working on an electric sportscar - there's nothing lined up for its Paris Motor Show appearance, that's for sure - but if you want one, turn to German auto tuner Ruf.
Ruf's custom Porsche CTR3: will the 'leccy one look like this?
Next month, the company will show off a prototype based on the Porsche 911. Under the hood, there's an electric motor driven by a lithium-ion battery capable of holding sufficient charge for a 150-180 mile trip.
According to Autocar magazine, the Tuf 911 has a 200bhp motor that can yield 500lb/ft of torque. It's expected to be able to hit 125mph.
Tuf stressed that the model it'll be demo'ing is not a model it will be offering to the public, though we're sure if your wallet's capacious enough...
100HP? Bah. Why not something like...
...the Mini with electric hubs (http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/08/the_hybrid_mini.php)? 640HP, 0-100kph in 4.5 sec, 200-250 mile range on electric, what's not to love? Well, except maybe the lack of brakes (no mechanical braking, it's all done via the hub motors).
If you mean the Tesla it is a very good car, and it is even sporty.
And the "normal" CTR3 costs around 452.200 Euro so I don't think the electric version would be cheaper than 100k...
500lb/ft of torque, and given that Ruf tend to use Porsche platforms [although I *believe* they are a manufacturer in their own right, much like Alpina, with thier own chassis numbers] probably rear engined....
...who wants to put a fiver on it being a '73 RS stylee widowmaker for those lucky enough to be in the position to buy one?