Iconic Australian auto magazine Street Machine have gone out on a limb and featured the electric Mk1 Cortina in the below video on their YouTube channel, posing the question: “Is this the future of Street Machining? This Cortina has ditched the factory four-pot for a single Tesla motor and a reduced battery back. It gets good range and can be charged at any charging station. Would you go electric to keep your classic car on the road?“
Hopefully this will be followed up with a feature in an upcoming print version of the magazine, usually reserved for V8 powered tough street cars. A sign of the times?
EDIT: Here’s the online version of the article, written by Iain Curry and photos by Matt Williams:
Check out the video and leave a supportive comment on their Youtube!