Watch: How To Construct A Tesla Roadster-Like DIY Do-it-yourself Supercar

Few individuals have the funds to purchase a supercar, not to mention an electrical one which is more likely to have a seven-figure sticker worth. However that doesn’t imply fanatics should abstain from the expertise. By taking issues into his personal arms, passionate automotive builder and fanatic Jeremy Snow constructed his personal supercar, assembling and engineering it from the bottom up in his storage.

It took Snow about three years to construct his customized electrical automotive, and the tip end result mildly resembles the unique Tesla Roadster and the Lotus Evora GT.

He bought the Ok-1 Assault Equipment, which comes with a regular gear set that features a tubular metal spaceframe, entrance and rear suspension elements, physique package panels, inside equipment and {hardware}, cooling, and door {hardware} amongst many different elements. The package permits a monocoque physique development, with a mid-engined structure. It even comes with scissor doorways.

Clients may purchase the engine, gearbox, drive axle components, and wiring from completely different donor vehicles. Builders have used four-, six- and eight-cylinder powertrains from completely different carmakers together with Honda, Ford, Audi, and Toyota amongst others. The Ok-1 Assault bundle may accommodate an electrical drive unit, which is what Snow appears to have finished. He plonked within the rear-drive unit of a Tesla Mannequin S.

Along with the Tesla drive unit, he additionally used a Tesla rear subframe. The gear selector is from a Honda Odyssey, the radiator from a Jeep Cherokee, and the electrical pump from Bosch.

Regardless of having some ready-made elements, placing a automotive collectively is a herculean effort, as per a video launched by Snow on his YouTube channel ElectricSupercar. The video chronicles Snow’s journey, proper from placing collectively the primary few chassis elements to driving the Tesla-power-unit propelled EV in quite a lot of driving circumstances.

Although Ok-1’s web site mentions that no welding or chopping is required, Snow appears to have carried out loads of storage engineering to smoothen the tough edges. The tip end result seems to be a low-slung EV, draped in metallic blue paint, working on Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires, with loads of carbon-fiber skinned components that make it look sporty.

Watch the video above to study extra in regards to the construct course of. We’ve reached out to Snow for added particulars like driving vary, battery capability, horsepower and torque, and extra. So keep tuned for the updates, and depart your ideas within the feedback.