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.