Electric Hot-Rodders Combine Tesla And Chevy Parts Into A 420 HP Tire Melter

Photo: Eurodyne Chris/YouTube
Photo: Eurodyne Chris/YouTube

Some genius Canadian tuners wired up two Chevy Volt battery packs to a Tesla’s powertrain, and shoved it all into a lightweight a kit car. The result: a car severely in need of some stickier rear tires.


Even if electric cars take over the earth, tuners are always going to find a way to tinker. Case in point: Eurodyne, a Car tuner out of Ottawa, worked with local shop Tapp Auto to throw some seriously awesome electric guts into a Factory Five 818 kit car.

Electrek reports the motors come from a Tesla Model S, and the electrons feeding those motors comes out of a Chevrolet Volt battery pack, which they say can actually discharge at a faster rate than a Tesla Model S’s stock cells.


The results? Well, just look:

The site says the software making all the Tesla and Chevy bits work together as a system was designed in-house by Eurodyne. And apparently that custom software is doing the job, because according to Eurodyne’s YouTube description, the 420 horsepower, 2,500 pound car can rip a quarter mile in 11.5 seconds at 115 MPH.

That’s a solid number, even if it does seem to be severely limited by the traction of those two rear rubber cylinders.

Sr. Technical Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from auto engineers—email me. Cars: Willys CJ-2A ('48), Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94).

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This is the type of electric car stories I like. *Hint hint*