Three Austrian brothers have reworked a limited-edition Porsche race car model driven by actor Steve McQueen in the 1971 film Le Mans to run on electricity.
Kreisel Electric GmbH plans to sell the EVEX 910e for 1 million euros ($1.1 million), according to an email on Thursday. The car has a range of 350 kilometers (218 miles) and accelerates from zero to 100 kilometers an hour in 2.5 seconds. The original model 910 race car that appeared in the film used gasoline.
“With the first purchasable electronic Kreisel car, our company is entering into a new phase,” Markus Kreisel, the middle sibling and managing director of the company, said in the statement. “In contrast to the historical original by Porsche, this is licensed for the use on public roads.”
Working out of a three-door garage, the Kreisel brothers — Johann, Markus and Philipp — are making battery packs and drivetrains for a new generation of plug-in cars, boats and airplanes. Pitching themselves as “E-Mobility Maniacs” at trade shows, they’ve convinced established car companies to visit them in Freistadt, 200 kilometers northwest of Vienna, to test drive their creations.