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Here are seven of the coolest EVs from SEMA

Modified restomod EVs were all the rage at SEMA 2021. Here are the best…

  • Electric Electra

    EV TOP GEAR Electra

    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.

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  • Electric GT

    EV TOP GEAR Porsche

    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

    EV TOP GEAR Chevrolet

    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.

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  • Plymouth Satellite by Kevin Erickson

    EV TOP GEAR Plymouth

    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.

  • Superformance Cobra

    EV TOP GEAR Cobra

    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.

  • Gateway Bronco

    EV TOP GEAR Bronco

    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.

  • Rywire S2000

    EV TOP GEAR S2000

    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. 

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