The E30 three Sequence is among the mostly engine-swapped vehicles within the tuning scene. Largely, the E30 will get its engine swapped with a much bigger BMW engine or a Chevy LS V8. That’s as a result of huge energy in its tiny rear-wheel drive chassis makes it a hilarious drift machine. Nonetheless, swapping its powertrain with an electrical powertrain from a Tesla makes it even crazier.
As an example, this E30 three Sequence Convertible has a single electrical drive unit from a Tesla Mannequin S P85, which makes about 416 hp to simply the rear wheels. Sending juice to that drive unit are two 400-volt DC lithium-ion battery packs from a Chevy Volt. Based on the person that constructed it, John Volk, this Tesla-swapped E30 three Sequence Convertible can get about 100 miles to a cost. Not dangerous, contemplating it was inbuilt a storage.
What’s fascinating is that the electrical motor sends its energy by means of a Quaife limited-slip differential to its rear wheels. It additionally will get Koni Yellow shocks, new camber plates and Eire Engineering coilovers. All of that mixes to make a tire-smoking burnout machine that appears like hilarious good enjoyable. Its on the spot torque additionally signifies that it’s unimaginable fast to shoot gaps in site visitors or lunch different vehicles on the street. As Volk says, “To finest describe it, you’ll by no means miss a yellow mild once more.”
Some BMW fanatics may discover it heretical to make use of a Tesla powertrain in an E30 three Sequence, and perhaps it’s, however that doesn’t make this automobile any much less superior. It additionally proves that electrical hot-rodding goes to open up a completely new world of enjoyable because the years go on. Neglect stuffing LS motors into vehicles, simply go electrical. Electrical motors provide extra torque, immediately, whereas working virtually silently. So not solely are electrical hot-rods like this three Sequence superior enjoyable however they’re additionally final sleeper vehicles.
[Source: The Drive]