YouTuber Jimmy Built combined salvaged drive unit parts from Tesla cars and a Chevy Volt battery to build the quickest Honda Accord around.
The instant torque of an electric motor can make for break-neck acceleration. We’ve seen this time and time again in Tesla’s quickest cars, and it’s been demonstrated to particularly dramatic effect in the new Aspark Owl prototype we saw earlier this week. Apparently, such an electric motor can do wonders for a first-gen Honda Accord.
A YouTuber who goes by Jimmy Built stuffed a Tesla motor and the battery pack from a Chevy Bolt into a ragged old 1981 Honda Accord to create what he calls, creatively, the “Teslonda.” On one of its first test runs, it laid down a staggering 2.7-second 0-60 mph time, and there’s video to prove it.
In the video description, Jimmy Built notes that this run was done on a cold day, with cold tires, and it shows. The Accord launches hard, but you can see its powerful electric motor overwhelms the rear tires.
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