Electric BMW E30 3 Series racing a Tesla

Interesting | October 20th, 2010 by 6
vst bi moto ev 630 Electric BMW E30 3 Series racing a Tesla

Croatia-based shop VST Conversions took an 1986 BMW 3 Series E30 model and turned into a super fast electric car. The 1986 E30 323 BMW …

Croatia-based shop VST Conversions took an 1986 BMW 3 Series E30 model and turned into a super fast electric car.

The 1986 E30 323 BMW that serves as the test bed for VST Conversions has already seen its motors swapped and batteries upgraded. The current configuration features a pair of power packs using Headway cells sending their juice through a Zilla controller to a Netgain WarP11 HV series DC motor capable of pumping out over 500 horsepower at the wheels.

The car runs a quarter mile in just 12.1 seconds and unfortunately no details are available on the 0-60 mph run.

To measure its agile sprint, the fellows at VST Conversions put the E30 electric bimmer against a Tesla car. Surprising to some of us, the E30 took the win.
vst bi moto ev 630 Electric BMW E30 3 Series racing a Tesla

Some cool videos show us what the car is being made of…

[Source: DIY Electric Car via Autoblog ]

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