Tony Hawk is a legendary skateboarder. Regarding vehicles, it turns out that Tony also cares about environmental issues and prefers electric cars. However, Tony did not buy a ready-made electric car. He even participated in converting electric cars from old cars.
With this engine, the Corvette Stingray can produce a maximum power of up to 250 hp and 340 hp, depending on the engine. The engine is replaced with an electric motor from Tesla which is capable of producing power equivalent to 300 Tk with a single-speed transmission.
The engine under the hood has been abandoned and replaced with a battery. The size of the battery is quite large and is protected again in a steel crate.
Because, the electric motor is placed on the rear wheels. So, the position of the battery must be placed in front.
Uniquely, the conversion package owned by EV West does not require adjustments or changes to the car. So, if one day Tony Hawk wants to return it to its original car condition, then only need to replace the components.
Tony Hawk said, the sensation of driving is the same as an ordinary car. It’s just that he often forgets to change the gear lever, because his car now doesn’t have a transmission.
Quoted from the official website, EV West has provided conversion packages for various classic cars, from the VW Karmann Ghia, Porsche 356 Speedster, to the VW Combi. The price itself starts at 8,734 US dollars or about 133 million to 11,594 US dollars.