Formerly a Supercharged 396 with a T-trim Vortech Supercharger the motor was producing 10 pounds of boost at 5500 RPM’s
With the extreme California emissions standards, it was difficult to keep this car in a position to meet the changing emission laws.
This page covers the journey in converting this car to a certified BEV Battery Electric Vehicle.
The Battery Pack consists of 14 Tesla S Modules. The pack voltage is about 340 Volts. The range is right at about 160 miles.
The Controller is a Zilla EHV 2K capable of producing 2000 Amps at 348 nominal volts.
The power is from a Siamese Netgain 9” Warp motors capable of 170V each and up to a total of 1800 Amps. These are 9.5” diameter motors. They are coupled to a Powerglide transmission capable of handling 1000HP and 1000 ft/lbs of torque
A new Tesla Battery Pack is in!.
I just finished installing 14 Tesla Battery Modules. Each module contain 444 individual cells which is 74 cell in series and 6 parallel. They are capable of about 1500 Amps. Each module weighs about 55 pounds. I was able to shed over 100 pounds and almost 2 times the range. The individual cells are about 240 AH.
This is a blast to drive!
1996 Chevrolet Corvette
3555Lbs. / 340V Nominal Battery Pack / Zilla 2K EHV Controller / Netgain Siamese 9” Motors / Powerglide Transmission / QA1 Coilover Suspension / 14Tesla S85 Modules 240Ah Batteries