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Tesla Power in a Classic Porsche?

An electric-powered Classic Porsche 912! Sacrilege or state of the art; it all depends on your mindset.

Porsche 912 electric conversion kit
Tesla-Powered Porsche 912 | Image Zelectric Motors

It was only a matter of time before someone shoehorned an electric engine for a 5,500-pound Tesla into a 2,200-pound vintage Porsche. Air Brigade first saw Tesla-power in a Vintage Porsche RSR Tribute at Cars & Cappucino in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2019. It garnered a lot of attention at the show where it was debuting from its build by Backyard Legends in Concord, North Carolina.

Electric Classic Porsche 911
Tesla Engine in a Porsche 911SC RSR Tribute

Tesla-power in a Classic Porsche was a novelty and was definitely a love/hate among visitors at the show who viewed the electric-powered vintage Porsche. Some people thought it was very cool and could only image how fast it is in this small lightweight chassis of a vintage Porsche. Others thought, how can you ruin a great air-cooled Porsche by installing electric power in a vintage Porsche robbing the driver of the classic Porsche sound and drive that a Porsche flat-six engine produces.