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eRUF Model A Revealed, Rumors Of Electric Porsche Confirmed

Posted in Car Tech, Cars, Concept Cars, Electric Cars, Hybrid, Hybrid Technologies, Luxury Cars, Newsworthy, Plug-In Vehicles, Porsche, Sports Cars by Suzanne Denbow | October 10th, 2008 | Leave a Reply |

eRUF Model A electric Porsche concept

Described as a “Tesla killer”, tuning house Ruf has released official shots of the eRUF Model A, an all-electric Porsche. Although initial supposition pegged the eRUF Model A as plug-in variant of the Porsche Cayman, official sources confirm the actual version will be based on the Porsche 911.

Powered by a three-phase electric motor, the eRUF Model A relies on energy produced from a lithium iron phosphate battery pack which produces 317-volts and 480-amps. Even coupled with an energy-saving regenerative braking system, a full charge takes 10 hours to achieve – but the electric hybrid’s ability to throw down on the track without burning through fuel makes it well worth it. Reported as achieving 0-60mph in under 7 seconds, the eRUF Model A features a top speed of 160 mph and produces a rough estimate of 200-hp and 480 lb-ft of torque.

Despite the buzz the electric hybrid sports car is causing in the performance market, Tesla can rest easy for now. The eRUF Model A is still very much in its concept phase, and official plans for production are still subject to heavy speculation.

Full eRUF Model A gallery after the jump

[Source: Autoblog.com]

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