Last Call: You’ve seen a Tesla swapped RX-7, now get ready for a rotary swapped P100D!

I know, I couldn’t believe it either and I’m sure Elon would laugh his ass off if he saw it. The P100D, a car that is incredibly quick altered to run on the power of a Dorito engine! To be fair I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re just using a salvaged shell in an attempt to break the internet. Although that doesn’t change the fact that it’s awesome and I love it. Agh yes get a Tesla, they’re so quiet and you’re helping to save the environment! But what if he did the complete opposite of that and made it sound like a wasp trapped in a shaken up Tupperware.

It doesn’t look like too much progress has been made since I can’t find any videos of it being tested. I’m very curious to see how it will perform and if Elon will have anything to Tweet about when he eventually sees it. Are you a fan or is this too far off the rails?

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13 responses to “Last Call: You’ve seen a Tesla swapped RX-7, now get ready for a rotary swapped P100D!”

  1. mdharrell Avatar

    I’ll go with Lemons Class B, zero penalty laps. Find an NSU rotary for it and I’ll even say Class C.

  2. Wayne Moyer Avatar
    Wayne Moyer

    So you do this swap and still get range anxiety anyway? I mean how much oil can this car carry.

  3. 0A5599 Avatar

    Tesla might be able to disable supercharging on rebuilt cars, but they can’t disable a turbo!

  4. Fuhrman16 Avatar

    My biggest take away from this is just how massive and truck-like the frame on that Tesla is.

    1. wunno sev Avatar
      wunno sev

      Tesla does not play around when it comes to structural rigidity. i figure they’re figuring – their cars are already guaranteed to be massively heavy compared to the competition, so what’s another couple hundred pounds to make them real stout? and it pays off in safety, or at least in crash test scores.

  5. Batshitbox Avatar

    That’s nothin’. This company is swapping Toyota 2ZZ-GE engines in old Tesla Roadsters

    1. Zentropy Avatar

      Wait… isn’t that a Lotus Exige that comes with a 2ZZ-GE? Or am I missing the punch line altogether?

      1. Batshitbox Avatar

        I’ll admit my research for this comment was limited to wikipedia, since I know zip about Lotus (other than they have a fondness for model names beginning with ‘E’) The 2ZZ-GE is listed as available on both models, though the supercharged engine is only listed on the Exige.

    2. Dabidoh_Sambone Avatar

      I’d urge you to claim you were purposely being ironic. Just sayin.

  6. Sjalabais Avatar

    When I bought my pride and joy in May, I asked the seller for a cold start so I could listen carefully to the engine. “Avoid engines with ticking noises”, is advice #2 with Mitsubishi products, right after checking for oil consumption. It didn’t tick. It was very quiet and smooth. All the time, really. Then, yesterday, this happened:
    Am I now to theatrically fall to the ground and despair? Monday comes my almost 3k$ timing belt and more service…

    1. Zentropy Avatar

      If that were a BMW M30, I’d say it’s normal. I’ve grown accustomed to valve adjustment. Could it also be a minor exercise on your V6?

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        I hope so, and will have to mention that monday. They set up two full days to do the timing belt, with a chance for some spare time or cost savings.

  7. outback_ute Avatar

    Can’t be a cheap exercise in NZ, where Teslas don’t grow on trees