Range Rover Classic gets electric drive system from Tesla
The original Land Rover Range Rover was released in 1969 and was originally sold only in a two-door configuration. Specialists from the tuning company Inverted turned it into an electric vehicle with a Tesla battery.
The first-generation Range Rover is the subject of a new resto-mod project by British tuning company Inverted, and now the car is making its debut. The first road model is fully assembled and ready to be delivered to its new owner, but not before it is virtually shown to the automotive community.
The Range Rover Classic is equipped with a Tesla electric drive system, which includes a fully refurbished low-mileage 80-kilowatt-hour battery pack and drive unit. The car has been fitted with a new gearbox, a new oil pump, and a limited-slip differential, and its maximum output is 450 horsepower and 600 Newton meters of torque. Thanks to the Tesla powertrain, the SUV can accelerate to the first hundred in about 5 seconds.
More interestingly, the car retains its all-wheel drive capability thanks to the original axles, which have been completely rebuilt and upgraded to match the significant increase in power. Also new are the Alcon brakes, as well as an optional package with adjustable shock absorbers, stabilizers, and 25 percent stiffer springs.
The Inverted promises a range of up to 320 km on a single charge, depending on conditions. Charging at home is possible with the 6.6 kW on-board charger, and there is also a CCS port that provides up to 100 kW of charging with a fast charger that delivers a 20 to 80 percent charge in about 35 minutes.
In terms of design, the tuning workshop has kept the styling of the original SUV almost intact, apart from a few modern features such as LED headlights. Inside the cabin, the recipe is similar but mixed with more luxurious materials and additional gadgets not available in the original vehicle.
Prices in the UK start at $280,000. Inverted will offer both two- and four-door conversions with plans to build no more than six examples per year.