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Discussion in '308/328' started by mike32, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. mike32

    mike32 F1 Rookie

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    Program on UK TV showing a conversion of a 328 to electric power using a Tesla unit, over 400 bhp.
    Bigger brakes and uprated suspension. Neat job and goes like stink.
     
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  3. Talon38

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    Do you have the info to watch it? Sounds like a fun show to watch. Thanks! Mike
     
  4. mike32

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    Have a look on u tube, it is a 308 actually. Search Ferrari 308-electric conversion. Looks like a few have been done
     
  5. mike996

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    Pretty impressive! The conversion cost was probably more than the car is worth but I have to say...IF I could afford it, I would think about it! ;)
     
  6. greyboxer

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    Isn't this the same car as had the long thread last week: 308GTE or similar ?
     
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  8. mike996

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    There seem to be a couple of different "electric" 308's. The one that most impressed me is the one with the Tesla motor. Of course, the down side is (as usual) range. One of the videos states that the range is around 80 miles (can't recall if that's the Tesla motor version or the other one). Since we have to drive around 80 miles just to GET to nice roads to drive (TX Hill Country) that's not very practical.:( When you consider that I have driven the 328 across the US several times in 2 1/2 days, an 80 mile range before recharging would probably make the trip take a week! :)
     
  9. Patrick Dixon

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    Classic Electric Cars in the UK have done two: the one discussed the other day here and also on YouTube in a few places and another which was the subject of the TV programme in the UK last week. The TV programme seemed to end with the car half finished so not sure if it's complete or not, but they both have Tesla motors.

    Personally I'd want at least a 200 mile range.
     
  10. linderpat

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    I think you posted in the wrong thread.
     
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  11. Patrick Dixon

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    I'm pretty sure I posted in the right thread, but somehow it ended up here! I will see if I can get someone to move it ...
     
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  13. miketuason

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    I remember watching a YouTube about a guy with his Tesla pulled over in a gas station and people around him was laughing at him and when he popped the rear trunk, there was a gas operated generator where he plugs his Tesla to charge it. I think that’s probably clever.
     
  14. ginoBBi512

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    Why in Gods name would you demolish a 328 by putting an electric motor in it ? What is the world coming to. I always here trash talk about teslas acceleration, but never ever hear about their handling., I do know that 2 youngsters wrapped their brand new tesla around a tree, then to explode in flames killing them both.

    Thank you
     
  15. mike996

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    "I do know that 2 youngsters wrapped their brand new tesla around a tree, then to explode in flames killing them both."
    And nobody's ever crashed/died in a Ferrari 3x8? ;)

    As far as putting an e motor in a 328, IF it had sufficient range and IF I could afford the cost, I'd be happy to have one - the same way that the links indicate they were done - getting a "wrecked" car and rebuilding it with the E-motor. I would not convert a 'good' 3x8 to e-motor but doing what they did, I think is great! :)
     
  16. Robbe

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    The engine sound of a Ferrari is what drew my to the brand in the first place, then came the styling.
    Putting an electrical engine into one to replace the real engine, is sacrilege.
     
  17. mike996

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    Engine-powered vehicles replacing horses was 'sacrilege' too... :)
     

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