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November '20

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NOVEMBER 2020 THE SHOP 89 limited 100-mile range and the almost complete lack of trunk space, which is taken up by batteries. Nevertheless, I entered the competition (I will let you know if I win). If I don't win, then I'm heading up to Ontario, California to look at the Bisi- Moto electric 935 K3V. Headed by engineer Bisi Ezerioha and wife Hedi, BisiMoto is known for its innovative builds seen at the SEMA Show and elsewhere that include vehicles for American Honda and Hyundai. An import drag racer, Bisi is known for his twin-turbo Porsches, but at SEMA 2019 he unveiled the electric 935 K3V. Power is provided by a liquid-cooled, single-drive custom AC 3 phase induction motor that produces 475kW—which translates to approximately 636 hp. There is also a 76kW regenerative braking system. The throttle is drive-by-wire and the gearbox has but one ratio, 9.73:1. In fact, Neutral, Forward and Reverse gears are actuated by cutting power to the stator, inducing power and reversing, respectively. Indeed, the K3V's specs are impressive, from its tech sheet to its Andy Blackmore- designed eye-catching livery. As you would expect, this type of bespoke modern rod comes with a big price tag. Complete builds range from around $230,000 to $345,000 depending, of course, on the options requested. Obviously, there's growing interest in electrifying classics and it has all the mak- ings of a market reminiscent of the early days of the automobile, when entrepre- neurs were experimenting with different technologies. Personally, I'm all for it, because I love old cars, but I don't always enjoy working on them, so the idea of a plug-in classic turns me on. Born in England, TONY THACKER is an accredited automotive journalist, author and book publisher, and served as marketing director at the famed SO-CAL Speed Shop. California's BisiMoto displayed the electric 935 K3V at the 2019 SEMA Show. Power is provided by a liquid-cooled, single-drive custom AC 3 phase induction motor that produces 475kW—which translates to approximately 636 hp. • High hold strength • Gel or liquid • 3 /8"- 1" range • Prevents vibration loosening HOLDS LIKE RED. REMOVES LIKE BLUE. permatex.com Now, get holding power like our high-strength red threadlocker with the easy removal of our medium-strength blue. No power tools or localized heat required. You'll be glad you have it. PX1189 TheShop_Orange Threadlocker Holds Like Red_HalfHoriz_11-20_v1.indd 1 PX1189 TheShop_Orange Threadlocker Holds Like Red_HalfHoriz_11-20_v1.indd 1 9/9/20 12:26 PM 9/9/20 12:26 PM

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