Imagine a Tesla Model S with 50% more torque and twice as much horsepower
In a recent interview with Detroit News, former GM executive and all-around car-guy, Bob Lutz, made a small comment that is likely to elicit a big response from Tesla owners. The back story is that just before Fisker Automotive turned itself in to Tucker Automotive a company called VL began to offer conversions of the gorgeous Fisker Karma. “Conversion” meaning rip out the unreliable and now discontinued extended range electric drive (batteries from bankrupt A123) and transplant the powertrain from a Corvette. And not just any Corvette, but rather a ZR1's LS9 supercharged V8.
In the interview there was a misunderstanding. Some took the comment made by Lutz to mean that the company is offering Model S conversions, but at this time the only car that VL offers is the Destino (destiny) that is the Karma body with a heart transplant. However, why not explore the Tesla Model S owners’ thoughts on such a conversion of their pride and joy?