The 2017 Chevrolet Volt isn’t much of a track star, let alone a performance vehicle. Its instant torque may scoot it around with force, but that’s about it.
But, what if the Chevrolet Volt’s battery pack was attached to something a little more spritely? Say, a Lotus Evora? OnPoint Dyno has done just that and created a 450 horsepower electric track car.
The Blue Lightning, as the vehicle has been dubbed, features a Tesla drive unit paired with the Volt’s battery pack in place of the usual Toyota-sourced 3.5-liter V6 engine. The car has been developed as a time attack weapon, and to handle the 450 hp, a set of custom wheels and Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tires can be found at each corner.
OnPoint Dyno states the Blue Lightning will go about 120 miles before running out of juice, but the car is only 90 percent complete. As you can see, it’s missing a few essentials. It has no power steering, lacks a firewall between the seats and propulsion method and a gaping hole where the shifter once sat.
It won’t be long, though. The Blue Lighting is expected to make its debut at the track in about a month.