This All-Electric 1978 Ferrari 308 GTE Quietly Pushes Out 415 HP

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Ferraris and electric drivetrains don’t exactly go hand in hand (unless it's a Ferrari-inspired golf cart). At least, not yet. That, however, doesn’t stop anyone from retrofitting an old Ferrari with an all-new electric drivetrain and that’s exactly what happened with this all-electric Ferrari 308 GTE.

Created by San Diego-based custom builders Electric GT, it’s an erstwhile regular-looking 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS that’s been meticulously restored from fire damage to its current incarnation. And that current incarnation is an all-electric road beast that trades in the roaring V8 for a quiet trio of 75kW electric motors.

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Don‘t worry, the Electric GT Ferrari 308 GTE’s motors don’t leave it as an underpowered shadow of its former self. Instead, it pushes out 415 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque, making for a ride that should run and accelerate at a comparable pace to the vehicle’s original incarnation (I mean, the original car with just 200 ponies). An array of 48 3.3-volt lithium-ion batteries feed it enough power to travel up to 80 miles in a single charge, although the battery pack can be upgraded to extend that to a 200-mile range.

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With the new drivetrain, it can blaze the streets at high speeds of up to 156 mph, so this should deliver a satisfying driving experience on the open road. Features include a 2005 Porsche G50 transaxle, a cable shift kit from Patrick Motor Sports, adjustable coil-over QA1 suspension, CNC manual dual master cylinder brakes, 18-inch wheels, and a curb weight of 3,350 pounds.

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Hit the link to Electric GT’s website to learn more about the electric Ferrari 308 GTE.

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