Sacrilege Motors, based in Connecticut, specializes in converting classic Porsche models into all-electric vehicles. Their latest creation: a emission-free 1992 Porsche 911 Cabriolet, reimagined as the "Blackbird," equipped with a Tesla Model S motor boasting a total power output of 500 horsepower.
Classic enthusiasts will be thrilled
This German classic, renamed by its owner in homage to the legendary jet airplane, “Blackbird” packs a 62kWh battery, granting an estimated range of about 200 miles. It can be charged via CCS connector, though the charging time remains undisclosed. With a torque of 500 Nm, it accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds, utilizing a locking rear differential for optimal traction.
For comparison, the brand-new Porsche Taycan GTS boasts 509 horses (without overboost), hitting 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Technically, these vehicles are on par. Nevertheless, classic car enthusiasts and nostalgia seekers will likely embrace this 31-year-old cabriolet with open arms. The car will debut next week at the Concept Lawn event during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, where numerous new concepts will shine.
The project bridges combustion heritage with emission-free future
As stated by Sacrilege Motors’ President and CTO, Bobby Singh, the project aimed to create a classic Porsche 911 that merges the reliability and instant power of an electric vehicle, preserving the thrilling driving experience known to air-cooled Porsche 911 enthusiasts. The project also aimed to uphold driving dynamics at higher performance levels while using modernized vehicle components to reduce environmental impact.
The Porsche 911 America Roadster is a limited edition variant of the Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cabriolet, exclusively available in the USA. With only 250 units produced, the original Cabriolet version is already a collectible piece. The “Blackbird” version was developed and tested at the historic Lime Rock Park racetrack, located just 10 minutes from the company’s headquarters in Lakeville.
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