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