The network published a video in which they demonstrated the result of modifications to which an American named Jeff subjected his first-generation Acura NSX. Instead of the factory three-liter V6, the enthusiast installed an electric motor from one of the first versions of the Tesla Model S in the sports car. In addition, the car received a 16-year-old Toyota Prius battery, which did not allow the tuned car to move.
Jeff said that he purchased an Acura NSX with a mileage of about 370,000 kilometers. By that time, the former owner of the sports car was going to replace the regular three-liter unit with a four-cylinder turbo engine from Honda. Since the new buyer had other plans for the car, he asked to sell him a model without an engine.
At the first stage of modifications, the enthusiast installed an electric motor from one of the first versions of the Tesla Model S in Akura. Together with the unit, the model received a 1.3-kilowatt-hour battery from the 2006 Toyota Prius. In this version, the car could not move. Realizing the mistake, Jeff equipped the NSX with a Nissan Leaf battery, which has a capacity of 24 kilowatt-hours. It turned out that in such a combination, the power reserve of a homemade electric car does not exceed 160 kilometers.
The owner will have many more modifications before the Acura NSX turns into a full-fledged electric car. Ultimately, an enthusiast wants to turn a sports car into a battery-powered car every day.
In 2020, a similar modification was carried out by the owner of the Toyota GT86, who did not want to overhaul the factory’s two-liter “atmospheric” sports car. Instead, the man replaced the standard unit with an electric motor from Nissan Leaf.
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