“Lifting the electric motors out of Teslas and putting them in the chassis of other, formerly gas guzzling cars.”

Converting an Audi S5 with Tesla's electric motors

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Thu, Aug 16th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Motherboard brings to attention this video showing how a couple of mechanic took Tesla components and installed them on traditional combustion engine vehicle. The result is still the same sleek looking vehicle, completely quiet and entirely powered electrically.

Rogue Tesla Mechanic Richard Benoit was at an event called Supercharged Sunday in Long Island on August 5 when he noticed an Audi S5 creep by without making a noise. The mechanics driving the car, Benoit discovered, had taken the engine and battery packs out of a Tesla S P85 and dropped them into the body of the Audi. The result is a car that runs like a supercharged Tesla, but looks like a normal ass car. Benoit spoke with the mechanic responsible for the car at length about the project and uploaded the whole thing to YouTube.

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