What happens when you take the body of 1981 Honda Accord and stuff it with the powertrain of a Tesla Model S P85? Jim Belosic, the owner of a software company and self-proclaimed hot-rodder, found out.
The horsepower multiplies by 10 to about 535 ponies. The motor, inverter, and subframe came from the Model S. He used a Chevy Volt battery pack to supply power. The inspiration was Belosic’s high-school hoopty, a lightweight early 1980s Honda saloon now able to zip from zero to 60 miles per hour in about 2.7 seconds.