|Location||Auckland, South Auckland New Zealand map|
|Vehicle||1992 Mitsubishi GTO/Stealth/3000GT|
|Motor||Azure Dynamics/Solectria AC55 - 34KW continious/78KW peak 3-Phase AC|
|Top Speed||120 MPH (193 KPH)|
Estimated to be around 120mph - this is constrained by battery voltage; which is not yet set in stone.
|Acceleration||Very Snappy - the AC motor has more torque than the original 300hp gas engine.. all the way up to 2500rpm~ 4WD keeps it on the road. Brilliant!|
|Range||Estimating around 70km of town driving including aux genset. or around 20 miles on lead acid batteries alone, until we decide which type of batteries to go with for the final fit-out.|
|Seating Capacity||2 adults, plus 2 'jump' seats in the back. We might remove these and put in some more batteries.. or maybe not!|
|Curb Weight||3,700 Pounds (1,681 Kilograms)|
She's not light. But that's not the point.
|Conversion Time||So far, it's been about 3 months in the works.. but only about 10 hours of actual work time... lots more reading and researching, and being at pains over $1000 here, $5000 there, etc... but we reckon future (fully funded) conversions will be about 2 days worth or work.|
|Conversion Cost||So Far - have spent about US $5,000 on this, including the car, motor, labour and control box. Planning another USD $5,000 to get it up and out of the shop. Not too bad, if you ask me.|