The classic 911, a car that was well-known for its beauty and grace. These features when paired with the fact that it also offered serious performance, made it the perfect car for teens, back in the day. Nowadays, some people go in search of these retro cars and keep them as a prized possession.
The all-electric Porsche 911 is one of the cars that you can get, and at the same time be helpful for nature too. Let’s get to know more about the Porsche 911 Restomod.
What Is A Restomod?
To those who might be fairly new to the automotive market, or to those who might not know what a restomod is here is what it is. Consider you have a retro vehicle, like a classic, in this case, a Porsche 911 from back in the days.
You want to restore this car. So, certain companies offer services to restore old cars and at the same time duke them out with modern-day tech. In the model that we are talking about, the 911 comes with an all-electric configuration.
In essence, the vehicle looks the same from the outside, but if you look under the hood or bonnet, it will be a different story. These upgrades help everyone, the environment, and the owners. Many owners upgrade these cars to better the performance and increase fuel efficiency.
What Is The Electric Porsche 911 Restomod?
In simple terms, this car is the all-electric version of the 911 from the sixties. If you want the Porsche logo and feel, and at the same experience, this car will be your best bet. Granted, it is not known if Porsche will make an electric version of the 911, because of the Porsche Taycan.
This vehicle is dubbed as ‘quintessenza’. People who want to buy this restomod can choose from a sixties SE or a TE from the eighties. Both cars are available as Coupe and Targa. The car will be made from a donor car, from Porsche, like the old models. All the time, you can sit back, relax and enjoy, as it will take 9 months for completion.
The refurbishment time of long because all the parts are fully refurbished or replaced. The outcoming car is almost ‘better than new’. Granted, to protect the interests of all the Porsche fans, the company will be using vehicles from the 1970s and 1980s, and will not demolish an original 60s 911.
A Dutch company, named Voitures Extravert is responsible for the electric Porsche 911 restomod. The company is based in the Netherlands, the software is sourced from California, and work is done in Germany. Then, the car is bought back to the base to fit in a new electric powertrain.
Voitures Extravert was set up by Martijn van Dijk and Jurgen Moerman in 2016. Their mission is ‘to color the streets again with iconic classics, based on the technology of the future.
An In-Depth Analysis On The Electric Porsche 911
Firstly, the major changes, the engine goes out, together with the fuel tank and gearbox. In place of those components, a battery pack and electric motor are placed. The battery has a capacity of 59kWh, which offers a range of 250 miles or more. The car can handle 60kW at a fast-charging station.
Moreover, the interior is more comfortable than the original 911 from the 60s. It comes with a custom-built adjustable suspension, power steering, air con, heated seats, and a great audio system to play out some music.
The motor is super reliable too. As per Voitures Extravert, the motor that is being used can last for more than 3,000,000 miles or 4,828,000 kilometers. The paintwork was done also gets additional anti-corrosion treatment. The software allows remote vehicle monitoring and over-the-air updates.
As these cars take a lot of time to built and retore, you can be sure that the company won’t take that many offers. But, there is no specified limit to the cars that they will make. Currently, they also don’t do non-911 requests too. But, we can’t say what they might venture into.
The Specs Of The Electric Porsche 911 Restomod
As the model uses modern tech over the original ones, it will be a lot faster too. The motor can generate 254 brake horsepower, and 516lb ft of torque. Meaning that the electric 911 will be able to do 0 to 60 within 6 seconds or less. The top speed of the car is 112 mph or 180 kmph.
The quintessenza offers better performance than the original because it has better tech and greater weight distribution. This better weight distribution is due to the EV internals which is arranged in a particular manner.
The Cost Of The Quintessenza
These cars do not sell for cheap. The SE and the Quintessenza Coupe will set you back by £266,650 or $377,000. The Targa version will cost £283,850 or roughly $400,000, the same pricing comes with the eighties TE. The Coupe is cheaper and costs £258,000 or $365,000.
The pricing also increases as more specifications are added to the vehicle. For example, the fenders can be medium or narrow, which will increase the price. The same effect applies when you want it as a right-hand drive vehicle. To add to that you also get a five-year warranty or 62,500 miles or 100,584 kilometers.
The emergence of a Porsche 911 Restomod is a piece of good news for the Porsche fans, who want to go electric. These retro electric vehicles will a gem and a drive for people to convert to electric cars. Let us look for the future and see what other classics are electrified.