THE Jason Momoa is a famous Hollywood actor that we have enjoyed since his appearances in Game of Thronesin the Aquamanthe Dune and of course the Fast & Furious.
His love for cars transcends the limits of the big screen and Momoa has been trying to put in his garage for years various classic models.
At the same time, in addition to being a car enthusiast, Momoa also claims to be an environmentalist. This is how he decided on his latest acquisition, one 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom IIto submit it to a expensive and difficult conversion in order to move with zero CO2 emissions.
Yes, you got it right. The actor from Hawaii took the classic model and gave it to the company's engineers Electrogenic to remove the beast, 7.7 L six-cylinder from the inside and replace him with an electric motor! It is worth noting that with this conversion the car almost quadrupled its power and from the “humble” 50 horsepower that the thermal motor produced, it now surpassed 200.
The process was not at all easy and the head of Electrogenic, Steve Drummondrevealed how the specific project turned out one of the most demanding that his company ever undertook. The engineers they worked hard for 18 months in order to get the desired result while they had Momoa by their side who also contributed to make his wish come true.
The battery system which was placed on the classic model has capacity 92 kWh (offers a range of 240 km) and managed to fit where he was the engine, without having to change anything in the structure of the car.
From there it was upgraded brake systemthe controls and instruments were kept inside while the cabin was equipped with new technology audio system. Note that the conversion of the car to electric was done in such a way that its owner can easily and simply to reset the thermal motor if he so desires at some point in the future.
The entire conversion process of Rolls-Royce was captured through the lens of the show presented by Momoa “On The Roam» which he travels to every corner of the planet to meet pioneers and creative peoplefrom athletes to car repairers.
Watch the trailer of the show…