EV West’s kit, which retails for $6,988, includes the majority of what you'll need to make your own zero-emission racer, although a battery system is still required and these can be significant in price. And you still have to include the cost of the 818 kit, which is an additional $9,900. What you do get from EV Motors is an AC motor with regenerative braking, a programmable controller, aluminum mounts, a high voltage charger, a coolant pump, a radiator, and state of charge instrumentation.
As Autoblog Green points out, the electric motor has a peak output of 165 horsepower and 189 pound-feet of torque, and works in conjunction with a five-speed manual transmission sourced from an Impreza. With everything onboard, a battery-powered 818 should weigh as little as 2,000 pounds.
Featured above is EV Motors’s development mule. As the video confirms, it looks to be quite fun out on the track.
Follow Motor Authority on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.