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ZERO EV TESLA POWERED R32 SKYLINE – PART 1

A Tesla-powered Nissan R32 Skyline drift car? Saaaay what?

Yes, you have read that right. The words Tesla, R32 Skyline and drift car in the same sentence. Am I mad? Quite possibly. In fact make that definitely.

ZERO EV TESLA POWERED R32 SKYLINE – PART 2

The Tesla-powered Nissan R32 Skyline drift project is charging ahead…

Now you have seen the first part of this build you probably either love it or hate it. But either way, I bet you’re still reading this… Anyway, back to the build. The drive unit does not just work straight out of the Tesla. It needs a specially developed control board from Zero EV which gives complete control and removes Tesla’s software parameters.

ZERO EV TESLA POWERED R32 SKYLINE – PART 3

Batteries, batteries and more batteries. Plus some wiring…

ZERO EV TESLA POWERED R32 SKYLINE – PART 4

If you saw our last update, you’ll already be aware that we were neck deep in the complexities of wiring, batteries and fabricating the battery box. Well this month it’s been chassis and subframe work.

ZERO EV TESLA POWERED R32 SKYLINE – PART 5

Last month we were balls deep in subframe and chassis work. But with that fairly sorted and the batteries and BMs now fitted, we can turn our attention to the charger, diff, controller and a few other bits.

ZERO EV TESLA POWERED R32 SKYLINE – PART 6

We’ve made good progress this month and it won’t be long until we can flick the switches and get testing. But before we do, we had to get totally wired…

ZERO EV TESLA POWERED R32 SKYLINE – PART 7

Tyres, brakes and arches. Just another chapter in the Zero EV R32 build…

As you may have seen via certain social media channels, we did a bit of highly technical testing a while back in the form of a, erm, donut in the yard. Nevertheless, it was a great success.

ZERO EV TESLA POWERED R32 SKYLINE – PART 8

As mentioned last month, we decided to dive into the deep end and agree to shakedown the Tesla-powered R32, that we have now dubbed the ER32, at Fueltopia’s Fomula G weekend. But before the fun could start, we had a lot to get buttoned up.

MONSTER ENERGY

We have built Europe’s first Tesla powered Skyline, and at the same time the world’s first tesla powered drift car,  It’s absolutely brilliant to have the opportunity to let people see it in action, and of course it’s great to be the first to have an electric drift car running a demo at an FIA world championship event. We’ve got Monster Energy’s Luke Woodham driving it for us here. He’s used to driving petrol powered race cars before and he’s been grinning from ear to ear after the first run in our electric car.

MONSTER ENERGYS - LUKE WOODHAM

Putting the first ever Tesla powered Nissan Skyline R32 to the test at the FIA World Rallycross In Loheac, France.With 500bhp and 1000nm built by Zero EV UK – Who knew something silent could make so much noise?
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