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2022 Porsche 911 Super Carrera Electric By Modern Classics

This Porsche 911 SC hides BMW i3 electric propulsion and makes as much power as the original car

With EVs gradually taking over the car market, electric crate motors are also becoming a preferred route when restoring a classic car with modern parts. Sofia-based outfit Modern Classics has done exactly that with a Porsche 911 (964) SC. While Tesla e-crate motors are usually the ones tuners go for, Modern Classics has chosen the powertrain and battery pack from a BMW i3.

The original Porsche 911 Super Carrera

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The Super Carrera is a version of the 911, made between 1978 and 1983. The Super Carrera (SC) is based on the G series (1973-1989), but from model year 1984, the model was, once again, called Carrera. The 911 SC was powered by a 3.0-liter naturally-aspirated flat-six with 180 to 204 horsepower, depending on the model year.

Porsche 911 SC by Modern Classics

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The Sofia-based tuner has gotten its hands on one of the Super Carrera models and opted to remove the 3.0-liter flat-six for an emissions-free electric powertrain. In true 911 tradition, the single-electric motor powers the rear axle. It develops 184 horsepower and 199 pound-feet (270 Nm), which is around the same as the 3.0-liter Super Carrera makes.

Of course, the electric setup provides instant torque from the get-go while 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) takes 6.8 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 100 mph (160 km/h). The electric motor draws energy from a 42-kWh battery, which provides 155 miles (250 km) of range. AC charging at 11 kW and DC charging at 50 kW are available. The latter provides 20- to 80-percent charge in 30 minutes.

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Porsche 911 Super Carrera Electric By Modern Classics specifications
Powertrain single-electric motor
Power 184 HP
Torque 199 LB-FT
0 to 60 mph 6.8 seconds
Top Speed 100 mph
Range 155 miles
Battery 42-kWh

It’s not just the powertrain that comes from a BMW. Modern Classics has also given the classic 911 an older version of the BMW iDrive system. Restomodding the classic Porsche has also given it modern features like ABS, ESP, and hill-start assist.

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While electric propulsion means that the 911’s signature flat-six soundtrack is in the past, the car still has a similar performance to the original Super Carrera. Porsche says, the 911 will never go fully electric, which is a good thing, but the aftermarket is already giving us plenty of ideas of what it would be like if it does. Moreover, Modern Classics’ work on the classic sports car has proven that Tesla is not the only option when it comes to e-crate motors.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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