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1957 Chevy Project X Arrives At SEMA With 340-HP EV Powertrain

Chevrolet highlights the Task X from Cagnazzi Racing and Scorching Rod magazine that requires a traditional 1957 Chevy and provides an electrical powertrain building all around 340 horsepower (253.five kilowatts) and  330 pound-ft (447 Newton-meters). The slicing-edge restomod is on display at the SEMA demonstrate.

The battery in Task X has a 30-kilowatt-hour potential and runs at four hundred volts. There are no variety information, other than that the motor vehicle can push significantly more than enough for a weekend cruise. The enterprise says the pack “is becoming evaluated for possible use as a following-technology Chevrolet Efficiency products.” It is a modular unit exactly where a builder could pick out the proper a single dependent on the desired range, cost, packaging, and fat.

The differential lets an owner adjust out the final-push ratio. A individual could pick out taller gearing for a for a longer period variety or a shorter ratio for better acceleration.

Task X no for a longer period has an exhaust, which permits builder Cagnazzi Racing to decreased the auto by all around two inches. A tweaked suspension includes softer front springs and stiffer rear springs for the reason that this powertrain has much less fat at the front and far more at the back again than with a combustion engine. The motor vehicle also will get an electric brake booster and electrohydraulic electrical power steering pump.

Within, there is the drive-button gear selector from the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette.

Task X has belonged to Scorching Rod magazine because 1965. The publication uses the auto as a testbed for new tech, like the supercharged LSX V8 in it right before this electrical powertrain swap.

“As Common Motors rolls out its trailblazing EV technological innovation, Chevrolet Efficiency plans to supply EV propulsion remedies for fanatics on the lookout to modernize their undertaking autos,” Prashant Ahire, eCrate regional main engineer, said about this develop.

For past year’s SEMA demonstrate, Chevy did a very similar develop by setting up the eCrate electrical powertrain into a 1977 K5 Blazer. It made 200 horsepower (149 kilowatts) and 266 lb-ft (361 Newton-meters) of torque and had a 60-kWh battery.