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In your opinion would a 914 be the right car for an electric conversion? Thinking ahead to my next DIY project. Appreciate all thoughts. - Thanks
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A whole bunch of people certainly have thought so! The fact that it has two great big trunks and a somewhat-cavernous engine bay certainly help... A quick Google search turns up several kits, a bunch of converted cars, and more.

With absurd amounts of torque, you probably won't care if you use the heavier cars or lighter ones, so look for a good shell to start with. Though tons of torque can destroy a 901 gearbox, particularly 1st gear. The "VoltZilla" 914 used a 930 four-speed, locked into 3rd gear I think?

There may be better cars for the electric conversion, but the 914 should be a good one!

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Arrow e-914

here's one seen in San Diego about a year ago

- dunno who owns it, but maybe worth trying to find & contact

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With the twin trunks and nicely sized engine compartment, it would seem like a natural choice as you can easily distribute the batteries and thus balance the weight. There have been others done, but Iím unaware of any that used modern lithium ion batteries. The company in England that is doing electric conversions of classic cars has a video of their 911, and it certainly looks and sounds sweet.
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I know a guy with one, pretty good choice for a conversion.
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