How to Pick a Car to Convert to Tesla Power

From Autoweek

While still a student at Bergen Community College in New Jersey in 2013, Sam Polyak converted his $200 junkyard 1992 Mazda MX-3 to electric drive. That worked so well he took on bigger game: building a 2010 all-wheel-drive Audi S5 with Tesla power.

Out came the tired V8 and in went a motor and inverter from a P85D Model S, producing a car that could reach 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. Also using the Tesla’s full 16-module battery pack yielded 250 miles of range but required sacrificing the back seat. And there were plenty of challenges to get all the systems to play nice in the car—and for the Audi’s many modern conveniences to actually function.

Photo credit: PolyKup

“It’s a whole lot easier to convert a pre-1996 car,” said Polyak, who now runs PolyKup, a shop in West Haverstraw, New York, that converts cars and

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Pick Your Favorite Modern Classic On Motorious

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Here’s our pick of cars you should put in your collection right now that aren’t quite classics, yet.

Between the 1980s and early 2000s, the car industry produced some interesting vehicles. Some models failed, while other shaped the car scene for decades. From the rising popularity of pickups as enthusiasts vehicles, to imports challenging American muscle, and homegrown brands standing their ground, it was a great and budding time for many gearheads. Here are our picks of some of the coolest modern classic cars, from the Toyota Supra, to the Dodge Viper, and so much in between, on Motorious.

1997 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo

This 1997 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo is packing serious power under its hood and sporting one of Toyota’s boldest, eye-catching designs, this 1-owner, all-stock beauty is a very rare find that’s only logged 36,477 miles and comes

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