A Tesla-powered Nissan R32 Skyline drift car? Saaaay what?

ZERO EV TESLA POWERED R32 SKYLINE

Yes, you have read that right. The words Tesla, R32 Skyline and drift car in the same sentence. Am I mad? Quite possibly. In fact make that definitely.

ZERO EV TESLA POWERED R32 SKYLINE

So the big question is can a Skyline R32 powered by a performance Tesla drive/ motor unit go sideways? Let’s hope so, because if not this will be a whole lot of work for nothing.

ZERO EV TESLA POWERED R32 SKYLINE

But in the words of Elon Musk, the bossman of Tesla and the crazy guy that strapped an electric car to a space rocket and sent it into orbit: “The first step is to establish that something is possible. Then probability will occur.”

ZERO EV TESLA POWERED R32 SKYLINE

So who is the crazy bastid behind this build and these words? Well, my name is Chris Hazell and maybe you can remember the Liberty Walk Audi R8 V10 I built under my other company Down & Out? With times changing and electric vehicles here to stay I thought it was time to move in that direction and start a new business specialising in electric car tuning and I’ve called it Zero EV. It’s quite a change to ditch gas guzzling V8s and V10s and opt for all electric power, eh?

ZERO EV TESLA POWERED R32 SKYLINE

Why? Big power and torque, that’s why! Also lots of people dislike electric cars and I’m sure there’ll be a backlash. But I’m also hopefully I can bring people round. Controversial builds and pushing the boundaries are what car modifi cation is all about, after all.

ZERO EV TESLA POWERED R32 SKYLINE

So what’s the plan of attack? About 600-plus bhp, a lot of torque, a wide-body conversion, lots of smoke and a full BDC spec. It’ll make its debut at Japfest Silverstone in 2019. Now, where’s that battery pack…

ZERO EV TESLA POWERED R32 SKYLINE

SPENT THIS MONTH
Nissan R32 rolling chassis £1,800
Tesla 10kw battery charger £1,000
Tesla 400kw large performance drive unit £4,000
Tesla DCDC auxiliary power unit £500

TOTAL £7,300

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