Who says classic cars are meant to be collector’s items rotting away in a garage? Dutch company Voitures Extravert is on a mission to turn vintage cars into electric vehicles revamped for today’s world. Using state-of-the-art fast-charging technology, the company is breathing new life into Porsche 911s from the ’70s and ’80s. Renamed as the Quintessenza, the electric version of the iconic sports car will cost about $370,000 – and it has a top speed of 124 mph and a range of 250 miles.
Pledging to retain the iconic car’s signature style in order to appease the critical eyes of classic car enthusiasts, the team at Voitures Extravert will produce only five revamped models per year. The company is offering two versions of the electric classic: the Quintessenza SE, which has been remodeled to look like a 1960s 911, and the Quintessenza TE, which is reminiscent of the later 1980s models.
Both of the models are equipped with a 60-kilowatt-hour pack that lets the electric cars go from zero to 62 mph in just six seconds, provides a range of 250 miles, and allows a top speed of 124 mph. Interestingly, the battery cells are spaced throughout the car, which gives the old classic a better weight distribution. The cars have also been upgraded with a better braking system, adjustable dampers, power steering, and air conditioning.
According to Voitures Extravert, their mission reflects their belief that classic cars should be more than just nostalgic ornaments. With the Quintessenza project, they aim “to color the streets again with iconic classics, based on technology of our future, 100% rebuilt, true to its origin, powerful and silent, all electric.”
Via Acquire Mag
Images via Voitures Extravert