An American start-up specializing in electric vehicle (EV) conversions has recently introduced the “Blackbird.” The Blackbird is a classic Porsche 911 that has been transformed from a traditional gasoline-powered vehicle to one equipped with a Tesla electric motor.
This modified car was created by Connecticut-based Sacrilege Motors. The Blackbird is named after a renowned Lockheed SR-71 supersonic aircraft that set a world speed record in 1976.
The electric-powered Blackbird, built on a 1992 Porsche 911 platform, retains the iconic design of the original sports car. However, it incorporates significant changes beneath the surface. Instead of the original six-cylinder engine and automatic transmission, the Blackbird features a Tesla Model S electric motor and a 62 kWh battery pack.
Generating approximately 373 kW (500 horsepower) and 500 Nm of torque, the Blackbird offers an estimated driving range of 320 km and weighs only slightly more than the original Porsche. It can accelerate from 0 km/h to 100 km/h in less than four seconds.
To optimize performance, the Blackbird is equipped with custom Penske shock absorbers, Brembo brakes, and Fiske forged wheels. The vehicle maintains the distinct wide-body styling of a special edition Porsche 911, but with a sleek black finish and a lowered stance.
The official unveiling of the Blackbird will take place on August 20 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The event is part of the highly regarded Monterey Car Week in Central California.
The Blackbird will not be the only electric Porsche on display during Monterey Car Week. Everrati, a renowned EV conversion company from the UK, will feature its electric-powered 964 Porsche 911 at the event. Everrati is known for converting various vehicles, including Porsche 911s, Land Rovers, Range Rovers, classic Mercedes-Benz coupes, and even a Ford GT40.
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