You read that right; there’s nothing wrong with the title. It was only a matter of time before it took place and someone in the US has taken the liberties of stuffing bits of the Tesla Model S into his 1981 Honda Accord.

The result? Electric R/C car-like acceleration with a 0 to 100 km/h time of just 2.7 seconds. Had the tyres and battery been warmed up, the owner claimed that it’s possible to even clock a brisk 2.5 second time to a 100 km/h.

As you can tell, the stock ride height had been significantly increased along with the fitment of wider 305 mm drag tyres to contain all that torque upon “lift off”. Weight had also been increased by around 500 kg, although it seems to not have hindered performance at all.

The owner said that videos of this fascinating build will be uploaded more frequently and we can’t wait to see how the nearly-40-year-old Honda Accord would perform against the modern day supercars. Would it still be appropriate to say, “VTEC kicked in yo”?


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Pan Eu Jin
Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.