Here are seven of the coolest EVs from SEMA
Modified restomod EVs were all the rage at SEMA 2021. Here are the best…
Actor James Marsden’s electrified Buick Electra is rather lovely, isn’t it? Underneath is actually a brand-new Karma Revero and the build was undertaken for Ant Anstead’s new Discovery show Celebrity IOU: Joyride.Advertisement - Page continues below
Electric GT’s offering here isn’t a single car. Nope, the company claims to make Tesla-motor packages that can convert any 911, 912 or 964 into an EV. Arguments about this in the comments below please…
Salvage to Savage Chevy C10
Salvage to Savage’s Chevrolet C10 gets a bonkers carbon fibre widebody kit, a newly fabricated frame and even C5 Corvette suspension. Very old-school SEMA. Instead of the classic V8, though, is a twin-Tesla motor drivetrain with power being sent to all four wheels.Advertisement - Page continues below
Plymouth Satellite by Kevin Erickson
Another modified Tesla powertrain, this time in a Plymouth Satellite. There’s 600bhp and a massive 102kWh battery in the big Plymouth, which means a 0-60mph time under 4.0 seconds and a range of around 250 miles.
Licensed continuation builder Superformance showed off its MKIII-E in Las Vegas. Again there’s a Tesla motor, although the custom batteries are now stored under the Cobra’s bonnet. Apparently there’s 1,500lb ft of torque on tap too. Yikes.
The Gateway Bronco might well have been the most sensible build at SEMA. Not only does it use a Legacy EV 108kWh battery pack for 300 miles of range, but buy one and you’ll also get heated seats, Apple CarPlay and a seven-year warranty. Just when you thought they’d misjudged the SEMA vibe, though, you find out that the Danfoss motor gives the old Bronco ‘the horsepower equivalent of a high-performance V8’ and a 0-60mph time around the 4.0 second mark. Ahh, that’s better.
The Internet will have opinions on this…
This is Rywire’s converted Honda S2000 with a Tesla motor and the batteries from a Chevrolet Volt. Apparently converting the little rev-happy Honda to an EV only added around 90kg to the kerb weight. Impressive.Advertisement - Page continues below