Tesla-powered Porsche 912: vintage meets electric

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  • The Verge
    The Verge   2 months back

    What do you think about restoring vintage cars as electric?

    • Andrew Brinkhaus
      Andrew Brinkhaus  3 weeks back

      Awesome. Just another great way to share with a different community how capable, powerful, fun and future forward EV's can be.

    • Andy A
      Andy A  1 months back

      Pretty dope. Though I'm not a purist.

    • Classics of Design
      Classics of Design  1 months back

      Shawn Vega Velez a car’s sound is half its character. U ever see formula E? No? I don’t blame you. It’s awkward AF. I once saw a formula E car doing donuts and I looked away because I felt embarrassed for it. Electric cars are fine, I guess, if people want to plug their cars in at night like their phones. I wish Tesla, Daimler etc all the best with their electric ambitions but I’m already feeling nostalgic for good old internal combustion. Old cars have a definite character, they’re supposed to smell like rich burning gasoline and they’re supposed to vibrate under throttle. Turning a car like that into a battery pack and magnets is like putting ketchup on a steak for me.

  • S. T.
    S. T.  2 hours back

    What a thing of beauty this clean 912 is. Incredible.

    • ichtoza vuzovsky
      ichtoza vuzovsky  3 weeks back

      omg all the snobs are gonna eat it

      • Евгений Киселев

        Много пиздежа о том, какие они крутые но видео эффекта и результата на 6 секунд. Долбоебы

        • MJake77
          MJake77  4 weeks back

          2:40 4500lb/ft of torque??!!

          • Uncle Muir
            Uncle Muir  4 weeks back

            They should use a Porsche 356 reproduction.

            • Poj Dia Vaj
              Poj Dia Vaj  4 weeks back

              $50k for swap, does it comes with AC heater power lock window 17” touchscreen autopilot?

              • misujerr
                misujerr  1 months back

                4500 ft/lb of torque?? I hope that thing has an upgraded... everything.

                • Cliff Li
                  Cliff Li  1 months back

                  I bet the range is not that long though, 150km max

                  • Eric Burkhart
                    Eric Burkhart  1 months back

                    The naysayer guy is like.. "If you take an extremely rare car and put a different motor in it, that's bad.." Ya think? Meanwhile in reality, the Beetles and 912's they're putting EV parts in are a dime a dozen on auto trader. I think it's a great idea, especially for vintage cars that had good looks, but were notoriously underpowered.

                    • DKMphotography co uk
                      DKMphotography co uk  1 months back

                      Would LOVE to take a classic like a Plymouth Barracuda & completely strip it internally so it's electrically driven & got all the mod cons, but looks classic on the outside...
                      Shock everyone.

                      • Yusuke Urameshi
                        Yusuke Urameshi  1 months back

                        I'm going to do this to a DeLorean if I ever get the money.

                        • ThE RaGiNg GaM3R
                          ThE RaGiNg GaM3R  1 months back

                          I don’t know if anyone has recently seen these EV WEST dudes on The Jim Khana channel but they ain’t this relaxed and laid back in that video... you’ll know what I mean when you see it they shred harder then anyone who’s been there it’s amazing! 😂

                          • Frykauf La Kosta
                            Frykauf La Kosta  1 months back

                            Yeah having a vintage car defeats the purpose of vintage car. As they showed many times on Grant Tour (and I think Top Gear), the old motors and other tech in old cars and old cars in general are horrid to use day-to-day. But if you were to somewhat give most of the modern tech and functions to old car then the sentiment and simplicity will possibly win and the little faults left won't be really noticeable.

                            • Siddharth Thakor
                              Siddharth Thakor  1 months back

                              I always thought of this idea years ago 😑

                              • Oniichan’s Membrane
                                Oniichan’s Membrane  1 months back

                                This is actually what I would do to my GTR when the day we run out of gas.

                                • Oniichan’s Membrane
                                  Oniichan’s Membrane  1 months back

                                  Espo78 k good to know. Good point tho

                                • Espo78
                                  Espo78  1 months back

                                  AquaDrinksAFuckTonnOfBeer the day we run out of gas you won’t be able to charge your Tesla powered anything....

                              • Mauricio Rodriguez
                                Mauricio Rodriguez  1 months back

                                What about the range of that Porsche?

                                • Jonathan Castillo
                                  Jonathan Castillo  1 months back

                                  How much does it weigh?

                                  • Simply Human
                                    Simply Human  1 months back

                                    ICE is dead, live with it.

                                    • cyrus fu
                                      cyrus fu  1 months back

                                      What's the point replacing an air cooled porsche with electric moters?

                                      • Joseph Figliuolo
                                        Joseph Figliuolo  1 months back

                                        Kudos! Side Note: I have never been a fan of the noxious fumes from burning tyres. Tyre companies sponsor burn out competitions...

                                        • F. Rose
                                          F. Rose  1 months back

                                          Good video! ✌️

                                          • Some Guy
                                            Some Guy  1 months back

                                            Don't be dissing Corbin Dunn. He built the plug bug himself, with a far more limited range of parts available at the time. He doesn't deserve to be sneered at by people who lack his skills.

                                            • Bob Quigley
                                              Bob Quigley  1 months back

                                              Car snobs not needed... Porsche Daimler would be smiling

                                              • alexis casanova
                                                alexis casanova  1 months back

                                                You guys are amazing. 👌❤

                                                • Joseph Joestar
                                                  Joseph Joestar  1 months back

                                                  Vintage meets latte-sipping-no-idea-how-to-drive-iphone-users

                                                  • Adam Newby
                                                    Adam Newby  1 months back

                                                    Most people want a old car that will not break down and be modern. That’s why they have a 3-4 year wait to get one.

                                                    • Corbin Dunn
                                                      Corbin Dunn  1 months back

                                                      Hi. You used some of my copyrighted video footage in your video, without licensing it from me. You are welcome to license it from me, or remove the footage from your video.

                                                      • Nerd
                                                        Nerd  1 months back

                                                        Best of both worlds. The look and style of an old car, with the power of a new one. Plus its great for the world! Not only are these cars electric, they are basically recycled. :)

                                                        • That Mad One
                                                          That Mad One  1 months back

                                                          Even though the 912 is basically the same as a 911, it's a good thing they didn't convert the 911 otherwise there would be thousands of people getting angry about it.

                                                          • Thomas Wilhelm
                                                            Thomas Wilhelm  2 months back

                                                            If I would have met these guys before I sold my 1969 Porsche , I would have kept and converted it.

                                                            • All Videos
                                                              All Videos  2 months back

                                                              Spaceship

                                                              • Nik Falcon
                                                                Nik Falcon  2 months back

                                                                Why

                                                                • Joschka Fischer
                                                                  Joschka Fischer  2 months back

                                                                  No God!
                                                                  No god please no, no, no... NOOOOOOOOOO !!!

                                                                  • FreeToBe
                                                                    FreeToBe  2 months back

                                                                    There are very few cases for keeping the stock everything of a car, if they're part of a very rare and special collection and if the internals are what differentiates that model from others.


                                                                    There are still so many beetles and 911's driving around that having a few thousand turned into electrics is no big deal in preserving the purity of said models. However, if the time comes and only a handful of those cars exist on this Planet than I'd be fine with having them as stock as possible and preserved.


                                                                    Addendum, if a car is brought back from the scrapyard and the owner wants to restore it as he wishes than he should be praised for giving it a second life, no matter what makes the wheels turn.

                                                                    • FreeToBe
                                                                      FreeToBe  2 months back

                                                                      If Volkswagen/Porsche built the old Beetle/911 again, exactly the same look and just as easy to repair, rebuild and maintain as the original, but the components were built using modern knowledge and materials to improve handling, balance, performance, and most important, safety, HOW MANY consumers would laser beam their wallets to get one?


                                                                      Having a carbon fiber reinforced Beetle straight from the factory for the price of a standard sedan? I'll take it.

                                                                      • M Abdelati
                                                                        M Abdelati  2 months back

                                                                        Maybe they can FORCE VW to fix all the Diesel engines emission problems that they lied about, and convert them ALL to Electric as part of a Consumer settlement. instead of just sending every car owner who was cheated $57 bucks !!! As part of a "Class Action lawsuit" !!! ( where is our consumer protection, and environmental protection agencies ??? Where is our GOVERNMENT ??? ... too busy investigating who Trump Slept with yester-Decades Ago .. when he was a teenager !!!).

                                                                        • LunaticRed EyeS88
                                                                          LunaticRed EyeS88  2 months back

                                                                          But Electric cars don't go Brap Brap Stu Stu so they're wack if you ask me

                                                                          • Thiago Silva
                                                                            Thiago Silva  2 months back

                                                                            Imagine a rwb eletric porsha... (Heavy breathing)

                                                                            • focusboy
                                                                              focusboy  2 months back

                                                                              How to sell anything to hipsters
                                                                              1. Mention Tesla
                                                                              2. Paint it white
                                                                              3. Mention Tesla again

                                                                              • Robert Klein
                                                                                Robert Klein  2 months back

                                                                                At 2:16 the rear shows "911VTR" is this a 911 or a 912? I'm not that familiar with Porsche.

                                                                                • Norwegian MTB Guy
                                                                                  Norwegian MTB Guy  2 months back

                                                                                  Guys! Imagine a Tesla powered Model 3. That would be sick

                                                                                  • Carlos Delgado
                                                                                    Carlos Delgado  2 months back

                                                                                    It's like modding older generation video game consoles

                                                                                    • Quentin Little
                                                                                      Quentin Little  2 months back

                                                                                      I'm 30 seconds in and these are two of my favourite people

                                                                                      • Sparky 1
                                                                                        Sparky 1  2 months back

                                                                                        Wrong just wrong

                                                                                        • Anast Vang
                                                                                          Anast Vang  2 months back

                                                                                          Doug, the kind of guy who... sorry, wrong video.

                                                                                          • Wilfredo Rodriguez
                                                                                            Wilfredo Rodriguez  2 months back

                                                                                            THIS IS THE FUTURE, AS SEEN ON GATTACA

                                                                                            • Hello I am Charlie
                                                                                              Hello I am Charlie  2 months back

                                                                                              I wouldnt trust an electric car when a solar flare that reaches earth will incapacitate it