The Shelby Daytona Coupe is one of the best looking vehicles ever to go racing from any era; it's not exactly known for its amazing fuel economy, though, with a big V8 creating tons of muscular power. Electric car company Renovo Motors aims to revolutionize this American classic by keeping its fantastic styling but fitting a powerful electric motor to maintain the performance in a greener way. The company's coupe makes its debut in Monterey at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on the Concept Car Lawn.
This jumble of famed design and modern propulsion uses a lithium-ion battery pack and electric motors to make 500 horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of torque. According to Renovo's original announcement, the company claims that the Coupe can hum to 60 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds all the way to a top speed of over 120 mph with a max range of 100 miles. That's pretty impressive by any standard.
The Coupe starts life Shelby American CSX9000 rolling chassis so the exterior differences are fairly small. Renovo even has trim on the sides like vestigial, side exhausts to fool your friends at first glance. Once the hood opens up, all doubt is removed that there's something different here with no V8 to be found. Scroll through the gallery to check out this electric supercar.