Electric Mustang Fastback Passes the Burnout Test

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There’s no replacement for displacement but electric power does a great job of roasting tires, too.

Some things are just classic. Think blue jeans, a good cheeseburger, or a first-generation Ford Mustang fastback. Consider this black beast a classic with a twist. Actually, make that a couple.

This short and sweet video shows a Mustang fastback doing something all Mustangs were meant to do: burning out and generating a huge cloud of tire smoke. Classic stuff, right? Right. But this ‘Stang is not as old-fashioned or even American as it looks.

 

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It’s made by a company called Charge. No, they’re not based in California or some obscure part of the U.S. where you might not picture a boutique car company manufacturing limited-run customs. Charge is a British company based in London that proves Mustang love spans the width of entire oceans. It knows a thing or two about making performance cars. According to Charge’s website, “Our engineers contributed to various projects for Williams F1, McLaren Automotive, Jaguar Land Rover.”

 

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Charge uses a different approach to achieve that performance in this Mustang, though. Instead of installing a crate engine and bolting on a supercharger or twin-turbo setup, they do away with a gas engine altogether and go fully electric.

Charge fitted their ultra-modern Mustang with electric motors and a 64-kWh battery pack. They claim peak power of 402 horsepower (300 kW), 885 lb-ft (1,200 Nm) of motor torque, and 5,532 lb-ft (7,500 Nm) of wheel torque. The Mustang can route its power through just its rear wheels or all four. Flat out, it can zap to 62 mph (100 kph) in just 3.09 seconds. On a full charge of 50 kW DC juice, it’s able to cover 200 miles (no word on how much of that range this burnout done in the name of development testing ate up).

 

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The interior features slick modern digital screens, including a massive center display, and a variety of available materials, such as carbon fiber, leather, suede, brushed aluminum, and natural wood.

 

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Charge is currently accepting orders for its all-electric Mustang, but has capped production at 499. Prices start just north of $260,000 (£200,000). Finished cars will start going out to customers in September…which is probably when drag races with Tesla Model Ss will also begin.

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Derek Shiekhi's father raised him on cars. As a boy, Derek accompanied his dad as he bought classics such as post-WWII GM trucks and early Ford Mustang convertibles.

After loving cars for years and getting a bachelor's degree in Business Management, Derek decided to get an associate degree in journalism. His networking put him in contact with the editor of the Austin-American Statesman newspaper, who hired him to write freelance about automotive culture and events in Austin, Texas in 2013. One particular story led to him getting a certificate for learning the foundations of road racing.

While watching TV with his parents one fateful evening, he saw a commercial that changed his life. In it, Jeep touted the Wrangler as the Texas Auto Writers Association's "SUV of Texas." Derek knew he had to join the organization if he was going to advance as an automotive writer. He joined the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) in 2014 and was fortunate to meet several nice people who connected him to the representatives of several automakers and the people who could give him access to press vehicles (the first one he ever got the keys to was a Lexus LX 570). He's now a regular at TAWA's two main events: the Texas Auto Roundup in the spring and the Texas Truck Rodeo in the fall.

Over the past several years, Derek has learned how to drive off-road in various four-wheel-drive SUVs (he even camped out for two nights in a Land Rover), and driven around various tracks in hot hatches, muscle cars, and exotics. Several of his pieces, including his article about the 2015 Ford F-150 being crowned TAWA's 2014 "Truck of Texas" and his review of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, have won awards in TAWA's annual Excellence in Craft Competition. Last year, his profile of Wagonmaster, a business that restores Jeep Wagoneers, won prizes in TAWA’s signature writing contest and its pickup- and SUV-focused Texas Truck Invitational.

In addition to writing for a variety of Internet Brands sites, including JK-Forum.com and Ford-Trucks.com, Derek also contributes to other outlets. He started There Will Be Cars on Instagram and Facebook to get even more automotive content out to fellow enthusiasts.

Derek can be contacted at [email protected]

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