Assault with Batteries: EV West BMW M3 Pummels the Pavement [Video]
When most of us hear the phrase “electric carconversion,” we picture an aging econobox with an overwhelmed golf cart motor under the hood and a trunk full of batteries. Oh, and a plethora of stickers telling the populace that this is anelectric vehicle. Not exactly the stuff of hoon dreams.
ThisE36-chassis BMW M3, however, is different. It was put together by the crew atEV West, and it is not intended for commuting or saving the planet. Instead, it’s a race car, built to tackle thePikes Peak International Hill Climb. And while hostMatt Farahis torn about whether or not he likes the idea of a heavy, noiselessBMWrace car, we don’t think there’s any disputing850 lb.-ft of torqueto the wheels at 600 rpm is a wonderful thing.