Electric Mustang To Debut At Goodwood Festival Of Speed
Controversial Mustang EV has some astounding performance figures that will make even the most diehard V8 fans question their electric hate.
It’s no secret that many people in the world of classic cars are not too fond of electric conversions. Part of driving a Mustang is enjoying the sound it makes, especially, if it has a V8. However, electric tech has come a long way in the past few years. With Tesla churning out some crazy performance numbers, a whole new form of restomod has been born. Some individuals want a taste of that futuristic acceleration in a classic car.
Luckily, Charge Cars has decided to spearhead that niche market. July 4th starts the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Charge will be displaying its all-electric Mustang. While it may look like a 67 GT500, the body is the car’s only tie to the classic. The body is an officially licensed replica. However, inside and out, this is an entirely developed electric performance vehicle. It has adjustable suspension, and the ability to switch between rear and all-wheel drive modes, and is switchable by the touch screen in the center of the dash. This car is genuinely a futuristic track weapon, with a nod to the great heritage of the Mustang.
“Our fully electric Mustang is built not only on cutting edge technology and expertise, but immense passion – from our love of preserving iconic design to our belief in an emission-free future,” says Vadim Shagaleev, CEO of Charge Cars.
So how does it perform? Charge has advertised it to have 536 horsepower (400 kilowatts) and 885 pound-feet (1,200 Newton-meters) of torque. Allowing a blistering 0-60 time of just 3.99 seconds, and it has a top speed of 149 miles-per-hour.
It’s not just its performance figures that are impressive. It’s 64-kilowatt-hour battery can charge at 50 Kilowatts. In theory, the battery will fully charge in under 90 minutes. What’s even more impressive is it’s 200-mile charge range. Charge sources it’s electronic components from EV company Arrival. A company proven in their development of efficient EV components.
However, it’s not all good news. This technology comes with a hefty price tag, and only 499 of these Mustangs are available. The price? £300,000, or around $380,000 US Dollars. It’s not something we can all afford, but we can all agree; it’s much nicer to look at than a Tesla.
Photos: Charge Cars