31 May '12, 12pm

Ford GT40 replica gets juiced with electric conversion

not a huge fan of that particular design, it's a bit crude and vulgar but I'm partial to kit cars because they are often light fiber glass construction and can be superior to the originals. what people don't understand and what I've been trying to tell everyone but it just doesn't sink in, is that a car that looks like that or any sports car you can imagine and with super car performance can be produced and sold for money 'everyone' can afford. the shape of the car doesn't cost money and electric drive makes super car brief acceleration easy and cheap. I've been quoted industrial aluminium 3 phase AC induction motors in car appropriate sizes for 150-160$. if you put that in a 600kg car and juice it it will do 4 second acceleration. and say a 13kWh battery pack might cost 4000$. a recharge 40% in 6 minutes on chademo. with a 7500$ rebate it becomes criminally appealing. but...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2012/05/31/ford-gt40-replica-ge...

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