Company Shift Electric Vehicles from Oregon, USA, has turned retrocede Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 1970 the electric car, equipping it with the latest filling, from the Tesla Model S. this car belonged to iconic American country music artist johnny cash, writes Digital Trends. The name of the current owner was not disclosed.
Shift Electric Vehicles specializiruetsya on alteration of petrol vehicles to electric vehicles. The company’s portfolio also has a Porsche 911 1978, and even a helicopter. The head of the firm kirk Swanee admitted that the project was not easy.
One of the challenges was to keep the original appearance of the sedan, who was not in the best condition after 200,000 miles. So it took a large amount of work in addition to the technical stuffing.
For starters, the tuners got hold of the body of the Model S battery to try him to the bottom of the rolls-Royce. Almost perfect the battery up to 75 kW·h. she’s got a free space from which the engineers Shift EV disposed to reduce the thickness. Helped and impressive ground clearance Silver Shadow. Slightly protruding down the battery, the geometry is not messed up.
Motor only put one on the rear axle (with a capacity of 382 horsepower) as the donor Model S 75. It is more powerful than that used in twin-engine versions. Besides the task of introducing all-wheel drive is not compromised. The client wanted to preserve the classic drive. Autopilot restomod either.
Highlights included: the tuners managed to keep the original steering wheel and gear selector rolls-Royce, adapting them to sensors and switches of Tesla.
How much did it cost to rework petrol Silver Shadow in electric, not reported.