Kreisel EVEX 910e Redefines Vintage Race Machine…
Motor racing fans know the 906/10 or simply the 910, as an air-cooled Porsche race car built in the mid-1960’s, and for racing fans everywhere, the 35 produced are extremely sought after. Famous for the car’s successful hill-climb career, the Porsche 910 place 6th at Le Mans in 1967, and won the Nurburgring 1000 that same year.
In collaboration with Evex Fahrzeubgau, the Germany company that made 4 replicas of the 910 sports racer back in the 70’s, Kreisel and Evex have built a totally electrified Porsche 910 replica, the Kreisel EVEX 910e.
Founded by the three Kreisel brothers, Kreisel specializes in the development of electric powertrains. If the name rings a bell, these are the same guys that electrified Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Mercedes G-Wagen awhile back.
The Kreisel Evex 910e looks every bit the real deal but gone is the air-cooled 2 liter flat six, and later flat eight, replaced by a 53kWh electric motor producing 490 HP and 568 ft. lb. of tire shredding torque.
To put all that into context, the original 910 weighed in at around 1300 lbs. and produce 200HP in a flat six or-280HP in eight cylinder configuration. The 910e tips the scales at 2400 lbs. but this replica will run circles around a real one.
Stuffing an all-electric drivetrain into this Porsche replica is no mean feat. The original frame had to be modified to accommodate the high-performance battery pack and an integrated oil cooling system in place of the original air-cooled system.
Also, a two-speed automated transmission was designed to handle the massive horsepower and torque, but in typical German style, design execution has been deemed flawless.
Buy an original and your confined to the track, but spring for the Kreisel EVEX 910e and you can dust off nearly everything on public roads with 0-60 in 2.5 seconds and 185MPH top speed.
You should get over 200 miles before needing to plug in and something to be noted is the 910e’s curious bi-directional charging system. The car can actually act as a storage battery if the lights go out in your house, at least letting you keep beer cold for a while. Try that with a Tesla!
“With the first purchasable electronic Kreisel car, our company is entering into a new phase”, says Markus Kreisel,Managing Director at Kreisel Electric.
Kreisel isn’t saying how many of the 910e’s they intend to build, but at €1,000,000’s, they shouldn’t have to build too many.