Classic Chevrolet Impala as an electric mod with Tesla power!

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It's one of America's greatest classics, the Chevrolet Impala. And he's also in the field of Restomod projects extremely popular. As a result, vehicles with a Crate engine on Impala basis are anything but rare. With a Electric motor and a Accumulator but that's another matter. And that's exactly the case with this 1966 Impala. He is a complete restored Classics with no immediately visible modifications, apart from the Chevelle hubcaps. But under the "Impala" badges on the fenders there is a "electric impala"See sticker. And why? Because the classics are a couple Batteries under the front hood and one Tesla Model S engine in the rear hides. The drive comes from one P85 model in conjunction with the complete rear subframe from model S.

Batteries produce more than 1.300 hp

The results are powerful 550 PSgenerated from the batteries in the engine compartment. Incidentally, the battery pack was made up of modules Chrysler Pacifica built and replaced the 327 ci (5,4 liter) V8 engine. There are a total of 18 modules with a system performance of 47 kWh on board. Allegedly, the modules could even generate up to 850 kW (more than 1.300 hp). The Impala is also with one cooling system from a Model S as well as one made in China 10 kW charger fitted. The cool feature is the charging port, hidden behind the license plate, where the gas cap used to be. The interior is completely original and perfect restauriert, but the owner has added a few extras.

large touch screen for control

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There is one Touchscreenwhich controls the transmission and serves as a control panel for the air suspension. While vintage cars with electric motors are still relatively unusual, the idea is anything but new. Various companies in Europe and the USA have been converting vintage cars accordingly on request for a number of years. And projects like this prove that the future of the classic car could be more promising than we think.

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