Published on May 26th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás4
High-School Student Builds 900 HP Electric Honda S2000
May 26th, 2013 by Jo Borrás
Here’s another super fun EV project, story reposted courtesy CleanTechnica sister site Gas2:
A perfect embodiment of the “I can’t buy it, I’ll have to build it” spirit that fuels tuners and racer everywhere, high-school student Juan “Thinmint” Ehringeras has tackled his 900 hp (!?) electric Honda S2000 project from the ground up. Like a boss.
Starting with a pair of readily-available electric motors and a salvaged Honda S2000 roadster body, Thinmint has designed every piece on CAD. He’s sourced parts from other makers (the Ford 8.8″ rear-end, for example) and has even built the electric Honda’s battery packs himself from component lithium polymer cells. Along the way, Thinmint’s developed quite a following on the S2000 boards, despite building a “blasphemous” electric Honda out of the company’s greatest most iconic convertible.
Thinmint’s 900 hp electric Honda S2000 is impressive enough that he was asked to give a TEDx talk about the project, which – once finished – promises to be one sikk ride. Even if it weighs a bit more than the stock S2000 did before he got started, the project car should be capable of nearly 1500 (one-thousand five-hundred) lb-ft of torque from 0 rpm. That’s more than enough to turn the car’s rear tires to goo and alter the solar orbit of … maybe not Earth, but definitely Pluto.
Here’s Thinmint’s electric Honda taking its maiden test-drive …
… so it’s closer to being finished than you might have thought, no?
When asked how he manages to get so much done, young Ehringer coolly replied, “Well, I am finally a senior in high school, so in my off time I do homework & work on this car. I also am a (stand-up) jetski enthusiast, and work at my business, Laser Werks. My business basically comprises of me designing things in CAD and cutting them on my laser.”
That’s right, dear reader: a high-school student that calls himself Thinmint has his own business making go-fast PWCs and mind-bending electric supercars. How can you not love this kid!?
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