With a GM's connect & cruise crate motor, lingenfelter developed an electric El Camino
- On 18/12/2021 at 22:02
- In Electric Cars
At the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade exhibition in Indianapolis last week, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering showcased an electric Chevrolet El Camino conversion powered by General Motors' new EV crate motor.
According to a Lingenfelter press release, the restomodded car/truck hybrid, dubbed "eLcamino," employs a variant of the Cruise & Connect powertrain that GM has explored putting to production.
Other information, on the other hand, are being kept under wraps for the time being.
"We held back the performance specs for GM to convey because this is the final validation prior to GM launching the ecrate programme," Lingenfelter COO and Vice President of Performance Mark Rapson told Motor Authority, adding that GM aims to debut the electric crate motor programme in 2022.
At the 2019 SEMA exhibition, the carmaker debuted the first version of Connect & Cruise in the E-10 concept, a restomodded 1962 Chevy C-10 truck.
It then released an electric K5 Blazer for the 2020 SEMA exhibition.
The Chevy Bolt EV was used in both the pickup and the Blazer, but GM hasn't said what the production electric crate motor kit will employ.
Ford, on the other hand, is working on an electric crate motor of its own.
The Eliminator (a play on the Aluminator term used for certain Ford V-8 crate engines over the years) made its premiere at SEMA earlier this year in a 1978 Ford F-100 project vehicle.
The Eluminator has 281 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque.