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Old 04-11-2018, 07:48 PM
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Default Tesla Powered Cobra

Saw this thing run at Del Mar on Sunday, I also got a chance to chat with the owner.

It's really amazing how all it takes is the motor with differential, batteries, and controller to run this car.

The owner is a really nice guy and spent quite a bit of time explaining how the car works, crazy burnouts.









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Old 04-11-2018, 08:37 PM
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Hopefully he took the side oiler that came in the Cobra and put it in the Tesla!
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how to post photos?
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Is this the motor and is it in the front or rear end? It looks as if it is below the frame rails if that is what those are.



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Old 04-12-2018, 07:56 AM
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The future of hot rodding is bright indeed. The young gearheads of tomorrow are going to have some awesomely fast toys to play with.
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I'm betting he got the idea from the Texas owner of the '68 Mustang named Zombie 222, Google it for info.
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Must be weird seeing a cobra move with no sound
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Is this the motor and is it in the front or rear end? It looks as if it is below the frame rails if that is what those are.



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That's it Ron.

That one is the rear drive motor. There is also a second motor option that is available for front deployment effectively providing 4WD.


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Thanks Ed, I appreciate the answer. I have never seen one with the electric motors and was wondering how they are mounted along with the battery.

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Kind of like casting Scarlett Johansen to play an ugly old man...
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Side pipe exhaust outlet look especially clean, Plus no burning of the leg's So batteries in front, and Motor in rear? Correct? Neat idea, but I think I'll stick with the other way around (Engine up front, Battery in rear)
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I think the battery location is determined by the battery manufacturer. If they used a Tesla Model S battery it looks like a rectangular pancake and mounts below the floor in the Tesla. The Model S is a 4 door with a lot more real estate below the floor than a Cobra so I am suspecting a different battery was used and probably mounted where the engine would normally go.

It would be interesting to see a shot with the hood open to see how he built the power source into the car. One of the nice things about the Tesla battery is the under floor placement lowers the car's CG which should translate into better handling.


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Some Youtube videos;

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What is next....a battery powered Harley ???............................l know
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What is next....a battery powered Harley ???............................l know
Don't worry - it's coming!

Harley, feeling the pinch as the younger generation loses interest, is seriously pursuing EV technology as a direction for it's future.
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The biggest power drain would be the 1000 watt stereo system it needs to produce the same sounds as a real Harley. JD
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No need - easy fix right here.
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Hope the fabrication under the body is better than the build quality on the surface. Electric or not, thing looks like a pile to me.
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Hope the fabrication under the body is better than the build quality on the surface. Electric or not, thing looks like a pile to me.
Wiring zipped tied to frame is a bad sign.

Big electrical fire about to happen.
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Hope the fabrication under the body is better than the build quality on the surface. Electric or not, thing looks like a pile to me.
Or it looks like an original Competition model Cobra.

Funny how this vehicle that once was a rough and ready race car is now viewed as nothing but a shiny new replacement penis.
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