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The electric Ferrari created by Eric Hutchison is 10 seconds faster than the original gas version

It cost him $10,000 to buy from a junk yard after being destroyed in an engine fire

In 2016, Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne said an electric Ferrari would be "obscene"

CNN  — 

Purists may be horrified by the thought of an electric Ferrari, but can speed win them over?

After thousands of hours of restoring and modernizing one of Ferrari’s luxury sports car, Californian Eric Hutchison accomplished the unthinkable and created the very first – and, as it turns out, fastest – electric 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS.