Tesla-Powered Electric Kit Car Runs A 9-Second ¼ Mile

Last September Factory Five worked together with Chris Tapp on his 818 build. Tapp Auto in Ontario installed a Chevy Volt battery with a Tesla S electric motor into a Factory Five 818C and then ran a 9.869 second second 1/4 mile.

After they updated the P85 engine of the Tesla, Road & Track reported that Chris ran a 9.869 second 1/4 mile at just under 130 MPH. Check out the video at PowerNationTV.com

This week on PowerNation Katie welcomes hot rod builder Steve Legens of Legens Hot Rod Shop in Martin, Tennessee. And with him a gorgeous 1960 Ford truck! One very interesting change Steve’s team made to the pickup was to the side trim; Ford never ran it down the entire side, but now that long strip of chrome trim looks fantastic. They dropped in a Coyote engine with a Borla fuel injection making about 510 horsepower. The Schott Wheels are a nice touch. There’s no missing the custom PPG red paint they call “Cardinal Red” because owner Jeff Perkins is a huge Cardinal’s fan! Inside distressed Pecan color leather seats and a Tan interior, plus with stock gauges give the truck that vintage look. One beautifully restored truck inside and out, front to back. Check it out this week on PowerNation.

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