Numerous companies have emerged recently, specializing in the conversion of classic cars to EVs. One such company is Sacrilege Motors. Their Porsche 911 Tesla project, highlights the popularity of early model Porsches in this market. This conversion was fortunate enough to be unveiled this year at Monterey’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Sacrilege Motors is overseen by Bobby Singh in Lakeville, Connecticut. He has over 30 years of experience in the restoration and maintenance of Porsches for road and track. Singh, along with fellow Porsche enthusiast Phil Wagenheim, is dedicated to preserving the original driving dynamics of the 911, while minimizing maintenance requirements and reducing emissions.
Singh says: “We want to deliver an analog, air-cooled-era 911 with the reliability and instant power of an EV, while preserving an exhilarating driving experience that’s familiar to air-cooled 911 enthusiasts.”
Specializing in 911 models from 1974 to 1994, Sacrilege Motors has the capability to restore or modify nearly all aspects of the vehicle. For their inaugural conversion project, named Blackbird, the company selected a 1992 Porsche 911 America Roadster. This limited-edition model features standard Carrera running gear, paired with the wide body of the Turbo.
The Tesla Model S motor puts out 500hp, and is coupled with a single-speed transmission, and 62-kWh battery unit. This provides an acceleration of 0-60mph in less than four seconds and approximate range of 200 miles. Adjustable Penske racing shocks, Brembo brakes, and 18-inch Fiske forged wheels fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires are also included.
Like the original 911, the weight of the Porsche 911 remains under 3,200 pounds. Also, most of the electronic components are in the rear, replicating the typical location of the engine.
Bobby Singh commented on this achievement, stating, “We’ve kept the same weight distribution, which is crucial to the car feeling like a Porsche 911 should.”
Sacrilege Motors did not disclose pricing details in Monterey. We look forward to following the true market value of this rare conversion. Would you say yes to a similarly modified Porsche 911? Many already are!