A Florida-based fabrication shop called Salvage 2 Savage is turning heads at this week’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas with a custom-built 1985 Chevy C10 featuring a dual-motor Tesla powertrain.
This truck started out life as a regular 1985 Chevy C10, but there’s now hardly any General Motors parts bin components left in this custom pickup. It features a custom C5 Corvette front suspension setup fabricated by Salvage 2 Savage, along with the rear subframe from a Tesla Model S. The dual-motor Tesla powertrain is powered by a lithium-ion Tesla battery that was pulled from a salvage title Model 3.
In addition to the all-electric powertrain, the Salvage 2 Savage Chevy C10 also features army green matte black paint, a custom widebody kit with flared front and rear fenders, three-piece Finspeed alloy wheels, a custom lower rear diffuser and an APR rear wing. The motorsports inspiration continues inside with Status Racing fixed-back bucket seats, a Status Racing billet steering wheel, a Formula Drift-style handbrake, a FuelTech digital dash display, custom billet HVAC vents, a large iPad-style center display and a full roll cage.
This unique Tesla-powered Chevy truck is on display in the Toyo Tread Pass booth at the 2021 SEMA Show, which will conclude on Friday, November 5th. Once SEMA is over, Salvage 2 Savage will bring the truck out to the first-ever Holley High Voltage EV Fest at Sonoma Raceway, which is described as “a two-day celebration of all-electric power and what it is capable of.” Attendees will likely be able to see the Tesla-powered Chevy C10 in action at the event, as it will feature acceleration tests, drag racing, an autocross competition and road course open lapping.
In the meantime, check out the video below to learn a bit more about this unique battery-powered Chevy truck.