Porsche has set a bold target for 2030 when it wants to represent more than 80% of total sales by EV. However, a 911 Suns combustion engine will not be one of them as the legendary sports car will maintain its ICE this decade. A hybrid variant of the rear-engine machine is coming soon, but a complete electric derivative will come after the next decade.
Meanwhile, the aftermarket scene is already removing the greasy bits and replacing them with an electric drivetrain. In the case, the Modern Classics took the 911 on an older Porsche from the G series and removed the flat-six engine to install the zero-emission setup from a BMW i3s. Work was done on a 911 SC (Super Carrera), one of the many derivatives available between 1973 and 1989 when the G series was available. In that span, Porsche made 198,496 units of its rear-wheel-drive icon.
The 911 SC is still RWD, but the NA 3.0-liter paved the way for an electric motor borrowed from an i3s. The sporty version of BMW’s weird EV is 181 hp packed, similar to the original Combustion engine. As an electric motor, 199 lb-ft (270 Nm) of torque kicks almost instantly. Again, the image is in the same ballpark as Porsche’s old ICE6
The electric 911 uses the same motor and battery as the i3s
The e-motor draws its juice from a 42-kilowatt battery, providing a range of more than 155 miles (250 km). When the battery runs out, it can be charged using 11 kW AC. Fortunately, DC charging is available and provides 50 kW. With the next charging solution, it takes about half an hour to fill the battery from 20% to 80%.
The i3s-powered 911 SC sprints at 62 mph (100 km / h) in 6.8 seconds. Flat out, it will reach an electrically controlled speed of 100 mph (160 km / h). In addition to taking the drivetrain from the i3s, the Sophia-based Modern Classic also borrowed an older BMW iDrive infotainment system. Porsche also includes the addition of remodeling ABS, ESP and even a hill support system.
Source: Modern Classics