John “Plasmaboy” Wayland Establishes Bloodshed Motors To Convert Muscle Cars To Electric


White Zombie

White Zombie

John “Plasmaboy” Wayland, creator of White Zombie, which can do 0 to 60 mph in 1.7 seconds, now intends to build a business around converting classic muscle cars to electric drive and in the process will increase power of the donor muscle cars rather substantially.

“We want it to look like it came off the showroom, but still do 0 to 60 in three seconds.”

Wayland has teamed up with Mitch Medford, the CEO of Texas Tech, to establish Bloodshed Motors.

The first project is a 1968 Mustang, which will get two series wound Netgain Warp 11 motors fed from two Zilla controllers. Total power of this setup is 750 horsepower (over half MW) and peak torque should be around 1,800 ft-lb 2,440 Nm (just in case if  you would like to drive on the walls of buildings or pull down high-rise apartments).

Acceleration will be 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds, while a 40 kWh battery pack with Kokam cells should be enough for 120 miles of normal street driving (car will be street legal).

Mitch Medford, stated:

“It’s for the guy who might want to buy or already owns a Tesla but misses his big bad muscle car,” Mitch said. “Through my business, I’ve met plenty of wealthy people through venture funds, and they often tell me that they’d like to have a classic muscle car, but something they can drive without getting messy. What typically breaks on old muscle cars isn’t the suspension or brakes, it’s the carbs and the fuel lines, which we’re eliminating.”

Here’s an older video on White Zombie

Source: Hemmings Daily

Category: General


8 responses to "John “Plasmaboy” Wayland Establishes Bloodshed Motors To Convert Muscle Cars To Electric"
  1. Nix says:

    That is pretty crazy stuff! At 3 seconds 0-60, they are pretty much traction limited at that point. Even more interesting will be comparing the 40-60 times, 40-80, and 0-100 times to the gas versions of the same car. That is where all that torque should really create some outrageous numbers.

    Pre-buttle to anyone saying “not green!”: These cars might not be the most economical EV’s, but they will go a long ways in convincing main-stream buyers that EV’s are “real cars”. Especially when all they see are taillights… *grin*

  2. Kosh says:

    Is my ’99 Dodge Ram (140K miles) considered a muscle car? Sign me up when the engine/tranny die…..

  3. Nice to see someone making a business of keeping these old classics in the road without poisoning everyone in the vicinity.

    I used tro drive V8 muscle cars and exotics, and it’s pretty embarrassing to see/smell how dirty they are compared to modern cars.

  4. Johnny GT says:

    For a long time I’ve wanted to see conversions of old Mustangs and Camaros. Always thought it would catch on…hope it does!

  5. Scott Franco says:

    This is how we get rid of gas cars.

  6. Cavaron says:

    Don’t try to import one of these into the EU, Zilla Controlers aren’t street legal here. They create way to much EM-interference…

  7. Chris O says:

    Maybe they should consider a name change. Bloodshed is usually associated with oil and petrodollars.

  8. Moe says:

    Me and brother have a 74 Cuda and we want to convert it to an all electric muscle car, any ideas where to start we would like to use the manual transmission that’s in it.