Somebody swapted in V8 in a Tesla, and it's amazing... Sort of

Somebody swapted in V8 in a Tesla, and it's amazing... Sort of

27 December 2021 BY Jean-Sébastien Poudrier
Tesla Model S V8

When you think of Tesla, the last thing that comes in your mind is a big juicy American V8 and certainly the idea of putting one in two it Model S. Nevertheless, that's exactly what the YouTuber Rich Benoît did, and we're glad he did it. Probably the last thing that Elon Musk wanted to hear, I have to admit the sound of the V8 combined two the elegant design of a Tesla is satisfying. It's like it was meant to go together, and there's no way I can describe this better to you. 


Of course, the engine that has been chosen is from a Chevrolet Camaro, which means it's an LS3 V8. While we don't have final numbers about how much power this engine puts out, we're pretty sure it's well over 400 horsepower. The listing we can say is that this Tesla Model S has gotten a lot of attention on the Internet lately. Rich knows it, and he even used the car to pick up his kids that are cool, which makes a very funny video because of people's reactions. I mean, if it was my car, I would love to see how people react in all kinds of situations. Can you only imagine what it's like to go to the gas station, park your Tesla right by the pump, and then put $50 of gas in the tank? Then you go inside, and you pay your bills. I mean, not everybody knows which Carl is electric in which car isn't, but when it comes to Tesla, pretty much anybody can tell it's an electric car. So, it will be very funny to see the cashier's reaction.


Not for Electric Car Enthusiasts


I'll be honest with you I did some research about this car, and one place where I didn't find any information about it is on Tesla fanatic website and the Tesla owners' group. It seems that they don't wanna talk about it since it's not a real Tesla product or any kind of electric vehicle. At the end of the day, I think it's a very good idea to put a V8 in a Tesla 'cause it shows that it's way more than just an electric car. I've said many times that Tesla is all about technology and its software, and the car itself doesn't worth a lot, but it's not right, and I noticed it because for me to put a V8 under the hood of this car makes so much sense. This means that Tesla could have been there a hundred years ago with a gas engine, and it would have been fine. Today's technologies are going towards electric vehicles, and that's why he'll, and Musk chooses this route.


This isn't the first time you're about a gas Tesla car, but the one that Rich belt is certainly the most famous. I hope it will encourage people to do the same thing with other cards just to prove that the days of the combustion engine aren't over yet. I mean, I'm not the only one who thinks like that anyway since even Porsche is working on a center tech material that could replace petrol-based gasoline.


Let us know what you think about this V8-powered Tesla Model S.


Jean-Sébastien Poudrier

Tags: Chevrolet, Porsche, Tesla, Chevrolet Camaro, Tesla Model S

Author: Jean-Sébastien Poudrier