Electric vehicles are known to max out dynos in the strangest ways possible. ...
Electric vehicles are known to max out dynos in the strangest ways possible. Thanks to their instant torque delivery, dynamometer computers have a very hard time getting accurate readings from the wheels, and they tend to display some wild numbers as a result. This Lotus Evora is in the process of being converted into an all-electric car, and its dyno tests paint a similar, yet very cool-sounding picture.
Equipped with the electric motor from the Tesla Model S and the battery from the Chevy Volt, this Evora is currently being built by Sasha Anis, the founder of Canadian dynamometer building firm OnPoint Dyno. The project has been going on for months, and Sasha Anis is finally far enough in the process to get the car—motor and all—onto the dyno to test it out.
Unlike most dynos, this one is meant to be mounted at a hub at each driven wheel for safer usage and more accuracy. Despite the more direct data consumption method, the computers read 440 hp and an absurd 4057 lb.-ft. of torque. We don’t doubt the horsepower number, but we have a hard time believing that the Chevy Volt battery could max out the dyno just like that.
Whether it measures the data accurately or not, this car sounds awesome on power. The whir of its electric motor spinning the axles is more than enough to make us forgive the mutilation of a perfectly good Evora. And, of course, we can’t wait to see it performing on the road.
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