The world's first electric Ferrari is here and it's not from Maranello

The prancing horse gets a jolt of electricity.
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Photo: ElectricGT

Photo: ElectricGT

It might be some time before we see a fully electric Ferrari from the folks in Maranello, but an enterprising group of tinkerers from an outfit called Electric GT have done just that. The company has taken a scorched '78 Ferrari 308 GTS (shout out to all the Magnum PI fans) and turned it into the 308GTE, an electric rocket with all the vintage appeal of the original with the reliability and power of an electric engine. 

The GTE is powered by 48 x 180 amp hour Lithium Ion Cells that allows the car to travel up to 80 miles and is capable of 415 hp (330 lb-ft of torque) and a top speed of 156 mph. 200 miles of range will soon be available from a 75 kWhr upgrade option. 

Other features include a Porsche G50/2005 transaxle, adjustable Coil Over QA1 suspension, Patrick Motor Sports cable shift kit, factory BBS modular forged wheels, Girodisc front and rear floating rotors, double and dual piston calipers, and CNC manual dual master cylinders. 

Source: The Drive

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