The Tesla-powered Nissan R32 Skyline drift project is charging ahead…
Now you have seen the first part of this build you probably either love it or hate it. But either way, I bet you’re still reading this… Anyway, back to the build. The drive unit does not just work straight out of the Tesla. It needs a specially developed control board from Zero EV which gives complete control and removes Tesla’s software parameters.
In English, this means I can push the motor past its normal limits, meaning even more power and torque than any Tesla out there. And who doesn’t like the idea of more POWER? No one!
In order to get more power and torque you need batteries that can provide enough juice. The best option for this project are Chevy Volt battery packs. We just need to work out how to fit them in. Hmmm…
In order to get us sliding, we don’t just need power and torque, an LSD is also required! Of course, I am not talking about illegal mood enhancers but a limited slip differential. Anyway, drugs are bad kids.
As open diffs are no fun we got in touch with the global market leader in high performance automotive transmission technology, Quaife. And they developed us a rather special diff that should help with the sideways action.
Quaife are diff legends, so if you need one, make them your first call.
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Chevy Volt battery pack £1,200
Quaife diff £1,350
Zero EV control board £1500