Electric Corvette Kit Car

by Luis E
(Chino Hills, CA)

World Class Exotics' Diablo Kit Car

World Class Exotics' Diablo Kit Car

I am considering building a nice sports car kit but electrify it instead of gas power.

The one I am thinking about is FactoryFive.com's very sleek and sexy GTM sports car - based on a corvette drive train. I might use a lighter drive train, though.

Is this something that has been done before?

Hello, Luis -

Oh, yes, it's certainly been done before.

The Electric Lambourghini Diablo in the photo above is a kit, and there are several others to see at the EV photo album.

2011 Update: I've recently had an interesting interview with an electric car company, Venus Motors, who has partnered with several fiberglass kit companies to offer custom electric vehicles with nice AC-50 electric motors and LiFePO4 batteries.

I think the thing that's most exciting to me about Venus Motors is that they've got this vision for rebuilding America's small business backbone by helping people start EV-building shops using Venus Motors' partnerships in the custom car industry AND their electric pan, an EV version of the VW pan these kits usually use.

Very cool idea.

Regards,
Lynne

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