31st May 2024





Hey, it’s been awhile since my final replace, so I believed I’d share a number of the superb progress now we have remodeled the previous three months.

To start out with, the electrical motor and batteries are in. It’s been fairly a course of, and as you may see above the automotive drives — and appears fairly fast.

We acquired up to now through a sequence of latest installations, additions, updates, and enhancements: The important thing put in elements embrace the electrical motor, the batteries, up to date software program, dashboard gauges, transmission, and cost port.

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Let’s begin with the Fellten motor: 440 HP of EV energy:

A greater angle from beneath reveals the scale of this monster motor relative to the chassis:


A number of the wiring connections (Orange brackets) and Cooling (Orange Tubes) able to be hooked up and put in:

Reverse view:

Fellten package gauges actually match the unique OE look. It’s spectacular, a mixture of analog and digital shows.

From left to proper the brand new gauges learn:

EV Battery and Motor Temperature – screens temps for the EV battery and motor/inverter. The VCU is monitoring temperatures and turning on pumps and followers to maintain issues cool. The VCU and BMS will scale back energy earlier than overheating.

EV Battery Stage Proportion – Gasoline meter: How a lot cost is left within the EV battery

Kilowatts – Throttle up! kW gauge monitor will increase in present, and braking reveals regen in motion.

Speedometer – Miles per hour

12V Battery Proportion and EV Battery Voltage – 12V battery contains regular automotive objects (Wipers, Radio, and many others.)

All the gauge cluster could be very in keeping with the unique 1980s-era 911s.

Transmission: I wished to maintain the unique stickshift, regardless of solely having one ahead gear. So right here it’s, Park, Impartial, Reverse, and Drive:

After all, I wished to make use of the unique fuel filler because the cost port:

The most important modifications haven’t solely taken this from 210 HP to 440 HP but additionally shifted the load distribution from the standard Porsche 39/61 entrance/rear to one thing a lot nearer to 50/50, and with a decrease middle of gravity.

A lot of little tweaks nonetheless left to do, together with updating the suspension so the automotive can handle the additional 300 kilos of battery weight. Mapping the software program and optimizing it for this automotive can also be going to take some work, The fellows at Second Motors have been nice.

I ponder if I can discover some fatter rubber — particularly out again — to assist handle the additional weight and HP…

Beforehand:
Replace 2: Porsche 911 EV Conversion (February 4, 2024)

Replace: Electrifying A Traditional 911 (Might 21, 2023)

Electrifying Traditional Automobiles (September 4, 2022)

1983 Porsche 911SC Coupe – EV? (September 16, 2022)

1988 M491 Porsche 911 Cabrio (January 21, 2024)

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