Classic Porsche 910 race car transformed into the Kreisel EVEX 910e electric supercar

Article by Christian A., on April 11, 2017

An Austrian company has turned a classic Porsche 910 into a modern zero-emission supercar – the Kreisel EVEX 910e. There are not many who still remember the classic Porsche 910. But, if you are a Porsche fan or an enthusiast, or if you do follow motorsports of the present and past, you’d be familiar with the Porsche 910. After all, the Porsche 910 – also known as the Carrera 10 – is the name of a classic Porsche race car that was produced in 1966 and 1997, or around half a century ago.

Fifty years to the future, the Porsche 910 is already considered as a high-value collector’s item. This is thanks to the fact that this race car was Porsche’s entry to the World Sportscar Championship 1967 and it managed to secure a respectable finish. Back then, it was powered by two available engines: a 2.0-liter six-cylinder mill producing 200 hp (150 kW) of output, or a 2.2 liter eight-cylinder unit delivering up to 270 hp (201 kW).

EVEX Fahrzeugbau GmbH, a carmaker specializing on historical sports cars, had rebuilt the Porsche 910 – as the EVEX Porsche 910. Now, Austrian company Kreisel – in its passion to integrate electric drive in all aspects of mobility – has partnered with EVEX to produce a replica of the Porsche 910, which was then installed with a powerful electric motor. The partners aptly called this creation as the new Kreisel EVEX 910e, with a tag price of a whopping EUR1 million.

Just how powerful is the electric replica of the Porsche 910? Compared to the six-cylinder 910, the electric motor in the new Kreisel EVEX 910e provides more than twice the output. This electric motor is rated to deliver 360 kW (490 hp) and 770 Newton-meters of instant torque. Of course, unlike the six-cylinder engine in the 1967 Porsche 910, the electric motor in the new Kreisel EVEX 910e lets out zero emissions. This electric motor is mated to Kreisel’s in-house two-speed automatic transmission with gear transmission ratios of 8.16 (for first gear) and 4.67 (in second gear). This two-speed automatic transmission features a self-locking differential as well as a integrated, electric oil pump. Interestingly, Kreisel is offering this two-speed automatic transmission as a standalone product.

Thanks to this powerful electric motor and advanced two-speed automatic transmission, the new Kreisel EVEX 910e could accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds and reach a top speed that goes above 300 km/h.

The electric motor gets its juice from the 53-kWh high-performance lithium-ion battery pack that allows the Kreisel EVEX 910e to travel – realistically – around 350 kilometers in a single charge. The Kreisel EVEX 910e also features a home storage system that could be recharged quickly with up to 100 kW and allows for an intelligent energy management with a photovoltaic installation.

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First purchasable electric car by Kreisel : Electrified super sports car Kreisel EVEX 910e available in a limited edition

Almost 50 years after this vehicle type participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the electromobility specialist Kreisel Electric has completely converted a Porsche 910, turning it into an electrified supercar. The Kreisel EVEX 910e handles speeds above 300 kilometres per hour, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds and – in contrast to the historical original by Porsche – is licensed for the use on public roads. In cooperation with the EVEX Fahrzeugbau GmbH this vehicle is avail- able as a limited edition. The price for the first purchasable electric car by Kreisel: one million Euros.

With the Porsche 910 sports car fitted with a 2-litre flat-6-engine, the two German race drivers Rolf Stommelen and Jochen Neerpasch achieved the sixth place in the overall ranking at the World Sportscar Championship 1967 in Le Mans. The vehicle was produced only 35 times and utilized exclusively for circuit races and hill climbs. Nevertheless – or exactly for this reason – the collector value of the original vehicles is enormous. The vehicle manufacturer EVEX started to rebuild this type of vehicle in the 1970s – as EVEX Porsche 910. After just four classic supercars had been manufactured the production was discontinued – up to the present day.

After converting a Mercedes G-Class, which Kreisel presented together with Arnold Schwarzenegger in January, the Kreisel brothers and their team show once again that the future belongs to electronic mobility and that there are scarcely any limits. “With the first pur- chasable electronic Kreisel-car our company is entering into a new phase”, says Markus Kreisel, Managing Director at Kreisel Electric. “The Kreisel EVEX 910e combines the feeling of sitting in a fascinating classic car with the incredible dynamics of a 490 electric hp motor and a torque of 770 Newton meters – all entirely without emissions and thus without a guilty con- science.”

New: 2-speed transmission for electric mobility

Kreisel and EVEX started working on the conversion of the vehicle last year in August. To enable the breathtaking acceleration and the maximum speed, Kreisel developed an auto- mated 2-speed transmission with a gear transmission ratio of 8.16 (in 1st gear) and 4.67 (in 2nd gear), as well as self-locking differential and integrated, electric oil pump to ensure lubrication and cooling. The Austrians also offer the transmission as a standalone product.

The high-performance (lithium-ion) battery pack, with a capacity of 53 kilowatt-hours, which is installed in the Kreisel EVEX 910e, weights 1.100 kilograms and enables a realistic range of 350 kilometres. To accommodate the battery system as well as the powertrain in the rear, the frame of the original vehicle was slightly modified. Besides that the air-cooling of the historical vehicle was replaced by a cooling system which Kreisel developed for the high-performance drive.

Energy management: Sports car now features home storage

The storage system can be charged rapidly with up to 100 kilowatts and even enables an intelligent energy management in combination with a photovoltaic installation, for instance on a single-family house: by means of bi-directional charging the sports car can even be used as a home storage and temporarily stores regenerative energy to dispense it back to the house, if required.

The EVEX Fahrzeugbau GmbH is a vehicle manufacturer, specialized on historical cars from the 1970s. In addition to the electrified edition, the company also puts a small batch of the EVEX Porsche 910 on the market, a replica of the sports car with combustion engine. The electrified super sports car will have its world premiere at the most important classic car fair the TECHNO-CLASSICA Essen, at the booth of EVEX (KA-09).

About Kreisel Electric

The passion for speed and electronic mobility motivates the entrepreneurial actions of the three Kreisel
brothers from Freistadt, Upper Austria. Driven by the vision of integrating the electric drive in all areas
of mobility, Philipp, Johann jun. and Markus have developed the lightest weight and most efficient battery
solutions for e-mobility. These were put into use in numerous applications ever since 2014.
The range of applications put into practise, together with various partners, include e-karts, electric bikes
and scooters, as well as cars, busses and commercial vehicles up to ships and airplanes. In collabora-
tion with industry partners Kreisel implements complex projects containing the development of power
trains, charging technology and software. The stationary storage battery MAVERO was presented by
the company in summer 2016, followed by the Kreisel Power Charger, an innovative fast-charging sta-
tion in January 2017.

Due to the special assembling and the innovative thermal management, mobile and stationary power
storages profit from the high-performance battery technology developed by Kreisel. To meet the global
demand for battery packs, Kreisel Electric is currently erecting its first factory for large-scale production
in Rainbach, Austria. At a range of other locations, the storage battery packs will be produced under
licence by partners who are car manufacturers, fleet operators, and cab or transport companies.
Further Information: http://www.kreiselelectric.com

KREISEL EVEX 910e

The classic reinterpreted. With high-performance electric drive.

FROM CULT CLASSIC TO ELECTRIC SUPER SPORTS CAR

In the 1960s the Porsche 910 celebrated numerous successes in various championships. In 2017, a modern reinterpretation was created from hidden treasures, making dreams of vintage car fans come true. The Kreisel Evex 910e is an electric super sports car with breathtaking performance. The future of motor sport in a classical-aesthetic body.

360 KW ELECTRIC POWER

2.5 SEC 0-100 KPH

100 KW CHARGING

53 KWH CAPACITY

1100 KG WEIGHT

EXTREME PERFORMANCE PERFECTLY TUNED

Just like the original car, the electric reinterpretation combines optimally tuned driving behavior with insane performance.
In just 2.5 seconds the electric super sports car accelerates from 0 to 100 kph, can be controlled precisely and smoothly at all times and reaches maximum speeds beyond 300 kph.

TOMORROW‘S HIGH-PERFORMANCE ELECTROMOBILITY NOW AVAILABLE

The modern battery technology allows fast charging with 100 kW and a realistic range of 350 km. The vehicle‘s battery system can also be integrated into the home energy management and act as a bi-directional energy storage.

Only a limited number of the Kreisel Evex 910e will be built, at the same time it is the rst commercially available electric vehicle from Kreisel Electric and thus an absolute rarity.

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