Watch Tesla-Powered Honda Go 0 To 60 MPH In 2.48 Seconds


And go under the hood to see how it works!

You remember that first-gen Honda Accord/Tesla/Chevy Volt monster mashup we showed you a couple months ago? Well, it’s back. And it’s badder than ever.

Since launching itself into the public eye, the Teslonda, as its builder affectionately calls it, has undergone some improvements. At that time, our little Japanese-American friend was managing to make the trip from a stand still to 60 miles per hour in a mere 2.7 seconds.  No mean feat, but not good enough for “Jimmy Built,” the nom de guerre for this effort. With a goal of improving on that fantastic time, changes were made both to the hardware and software that runs this thing.

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Now, a new video has been released wherein that original time has been demolished with a 2.48-second run. This may not seem like a huge improvement to some, but when you’re already operating in the thin air near the peak of performance mountain, every gain is a laudable victory. Still, the actual driving portion of this footage isn’t really the best part.

Before getting strapped in, the driver gives us a good look under the hood and in the passenger compartment where extensive modifications have been made. The space formerly known as the engine compartment is now home to the the “T” section of the Volt battery, while the cockpit has its own surprises. We won’t spoil them all for you here, but we still feel compelled to leave this hint: arcade high score easter egg awesomeness.

Pretty sweet, right? If you want to delve into this project a little more, we suggest you follow Jimmy.Built on Instagram for lots of short clips and photographic updates. Right now, Teslonda is once more in pieces, as it’s getting a Quaife limited slip differential to help it hook up, since it can’t rely on Tesla’s system for traction control.

As a bonus, we’re also throwing in a video (below) of the modifications that have been made to the battery pack to help it kick out the amps — over 1,200 of them, it’s claimed. We also get a good look under the chassis to see some of the modifications needed to accommodate the unorthodox setup. Enjoy!

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13 Comments on "Watch Tesla-Powered Honda Go 0 To 60 MPH In 2.48 Seconds"

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The battery is from a Bolt, not from a Tesla. So the power is from Chevy, or LG Chem, I suppose..

Though the motor is from Tesla. I think that Tesla battery packs are more difficult to work with.
Interesting modifications to the Bolt battery which improves upon it at minimal cost.

So the right name is “Cheteslonda”

The battery is from a Chevy Volt.

In both videos he says it’s from a Bolt, with a B. At second 13 or so in the second one, and when he opens the hood in the first vide, but he probably means Volt, since there was not a Bolt in 2012.

The battery in a Bolt is a mostly flat rectangle, while the Volt has the T-shape configuration. Trust me on this one, it’s from a Volt. 😊

No I got it. I realized when you pointed it out the first time. distinctive shape.

Sorry, I need to annunciate better. The batteries are out of a VVVVVolt not bolt. I tend to mumble a bit 🙂 That being said, the Volt batteries are great for EV conversions. They are robust, easy to package and have a high C-rate of discharge.

“In both videos he says it’s from a Bolt,”

Are you sure you didn’t hear wrong since “B” is very close to “V” in the way it sounds…

It sounds like “V” to me… Then again, it can be easily confusing.

Most of he world is confused as to what the differences are between a volt and a bolt.

GM marketing department should have been fired.

They should’ve just had an entire car line under Volt or Bolt like Toyota did w the Prius line of cars.

I agree 1000% hahaha. My last name starts with a B and I get a lot of mail where it’s spelled with a V.

The batteries are from a Volt, I need to work on my pronunciation a bit!

“…. since it can’t rely on Tesla’s system for traction control…” If it weren’t for Tesla’s traction control system, none of the record breaking achievements could be made against ice muscle cars. It’s probably more/complicated than just a simple plug n’ play setup.