Electric Audi S5 Has A Tesla Model S Powertrain And Battery Pack

Remember the good old days when true petrolheads used to hunt rare, powerful and expensive engines to put in their, sometimes insipid, rides?

Well, the car that you’re about to see on video below wasn’t that boring when it left the factory. In fact, it’s a first-gen Audi S5 Coupe, which is powered by a 3.0-liter TFSI V6.

However, its owner wasn’t satisfied, for some reason, with the original powertrain. Thus, he set out in search of a heart transplant. Only the search didn’t eye something like an old Lamborghini Gallardo to get its naturally aspirated V10 engine, but rather a Tesla Model S, complete with the electric motor, inverter and battery pack.

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The electric motor was mounted at the front, joined by the inverter, whereas the battery pack that provides it with the required juice sits in the boot. The whole build is indeed very impressive, as mentioned by guy who filmed both videos.

Such a massive project most likely required lots of work to complete, but it was well worth it, as the result is a fully functional car. Moreover, it was also subjected to a dyno test, so you may want to hit the play button and see how it fared.

 

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  • Dopest Audi yet

    • Earl Scheib

      I guess, but that’s like saying she’s the hottest of all the sanitation worker chics.

      • Dude

        Audis are awesome fym?

  • Earl Scheib

    Dumb move… better hope the VW doesn’t spontaneously burst into flames. Over and over and over…

    • botornot387

      This is an Audi, not a VW.

  • Zandit75

    Cable management is obviously a lost art these days. It’s very underwhelming looking under the hood these days.

    • Chris Ramsey

      It was originally a 4.2 car, not a 3.0. The badges are factory. The RS5 badge was on the grill. It’s aftermarket.

  • Dude

    A guy did this but with a WRX. This is way better.

  • TheHake

    Can I have the 3.0 TFSI engine that was in there????

    • Chris Ramsey

      It was a 4.2

  • chumaxa .

    Better mute the video if you really want to watch it …

  • Dan Iosubescu

    tesla powertrain ??? …… don’t make me laugh!

  • Andy

    Just coz you can doesn’t mean you should!

  • Bash

    Well, at least it looks better lol

  • Roland Fairwater

    Personally, I think this is a genius idea. It looks very well executed, too. Give this man a team & workshop, and let him start doing these conversions!

  • Chris Ramsey

    This was originally a 4.2FSI car, not the 3.0TFSI. The original drivetrain had a lot of miles on it, and the Tesla was salvaged. They mounted the motor to the factory trans housing, using custom single speed gearing, feeding the factory Quattro AWD system.

  • Beelzaboot teriaksun

    the only thing is that the original engine was the 4.2 n/a V8 , not the 3ltr v6. B8 S5 came with the 4.2, B8.5 S5 came with the 3ltr

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