Are you going for a restomod for an EV or a V8? You can now choose!
Some people love it, others think it’s sacrilege. this concerns restomods, retromods and electromods. These are old cars that have been extensively modified. Many of the inconveniences of old cars have been removed with modern techniques. But the ‘spirit’ of the car remains. Singer has it down to an art, but there are a lot of companies doing this these days.
One of the companies is Frontline Cars from the United Kingdom, where this form of car modification is very popular. Frontline Cars has not one, but two examples of what they can do. In both cases it is a coupe, which is of course slightly cooler than the Roadster.
The first has a 4.8 liter V8 under the hood. It’s a modified Rover V8. This block was available in a lot of different cars and a lot of tuning stuff was available for it. So this block is far from standard, of course. In this case the engine is good for 375 hp and 409 Nm.
Considering the swept volume, that torque is quite low. It doesn’t matter, because the car only weighs 1,122 kg. Shifting is done via a Tremec manual gearbox. Naturally, the MG B Coupé has rear-wheel drive. In this case there is also a limited slip differential. We think this one will sound great.
BEE GT Coupé
If you think that V8 is a bit overkill in a restomod, you can also opt for the EV, the BEE GT. This has an electric motor with 122 hp and 200 Nm. Not extremely much power and torque, but more than enough to keep up with traffic. Nice: the BEE GT also has a 50:50 weight distribution and here too there is a manual gearbox! And yes, there is also a barrier.
In both cases you get a significantly revised chassis with a wider track and serious brakes. The interior of both is of course beautifully decorated. The electric variant weighs only 1,165 kg. Also nice, there is also a roadster from the BEE. The Coupé is always petrol.
Restomod EV of V8
Then of course the question for you, dear reader: how do you like your restomod? Are you going for an electric version or one with a V8? There is something to be said for both cases. You probably won’t drive very many kilometers with it and you want to enjoy it to the fullest. Then you can choose that V8, right?
On the other hand, the V8 is not that necessary. There are also plenty of people who mainly like the appearance and interior of a classic car and contribute to the experience. And if you live in the city and want to drive around there, then an electric motor is quite a good idea. They will be happy with you in Rotterdam! The models will be delivered from next year.
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