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Old 04-01-2015, 10:51 AM
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So slight change in plans. I have a good friend who has worked in the capital region for Tesla for a number of years. I've wanted a model S since they came out - they're just solid cars even with an inside perspective. Well, a customer of his wrecked their Model S in February during the storms and the insurance totaled it out as a light roll over. So the drive-train is good and my friend is confident we could just graft the 944 shell over the Tesla pan/drivetrain. The insurance buyback for the owner was low and my buddy picked it up after we talked it over. I have to pay him in installments over the next year but we can get started next month when the car comes north to my garage. I'm pretty excited - should be a great project and I won't have to deal with gas or oil burning engines ever again. Pics soon!
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:03 AM
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:07 AM
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holy ****...
i just got an impromptu ride in a P85D on monday, that thing hauls.

it will be violent in a car weighing less like a 944.
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:21 PM
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That will be incredible. The Tesla roller-skate architecture should be great for doing body conversions. What are you going to do about the wheelbase, though? The Tesla is a couple FEET longer.
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Old 04-01-2015, 03:28 PM
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The level of integration in that car really makes me wonder if it will handle being cut down like that. Interested to see this, but i'm sad that this means no bellhousing will get made for a vw conversions.
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Old 04-01-2015, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Arominus View Post
but i'm sad that this means no bellhousing will get made for a vw conversions.
Don't worry...even if there isn't a full bellhousing made, there will be other options in the future.
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Old 04-02-2015, 12:19 AM
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You guys are too easy.

Tesla swap?

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Old 04-02-2015, 03:50 AM
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bwhahaha ! epic
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Old 04-02-2015, 05:51 AM
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I was going to say...there's enough wrong with the world already without someone on a Porsche forum considering an electric car...Electric cars are for girls, and not the kind I would date either.
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:32 AM
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Electric cars like the 918, P1, or LaFerrari.... that kinda girl freakin' ROX :-)
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:24 PM
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You got me! I forgot to stay off the internet yesterday.

924/944's are actually really popular with the EV crowd, I've seen several conversions in person.
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:28 PM
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we've had several electric 944 threads.

perfect project for the galacticly stupid.
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Old 04-08-2015, 04:07 PM
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Dude,

Whazup with the pelican thread? Whatever the case, I hope you keep this one updated. That's a nice project you are working on.

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Old 04-08-2015, 07:05 PM
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Better community here is as cleanly as I can explain.
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