One of the newest electric vehicles to soon hit the market is a limited-edition, 1967-style Ford Mustang replica made by Charge Cars. The British startup’s new take on the classic Mustang delivers all the performance and power of the iconic muscle car but without having to spew out any exhaust emissions.
“We redefine great classic cars with advanced electric technology while preserving their iconic design,” the automaker explains on its website. “We believe in an emission-free future while giving ultimate performance to epic auto legends.”
Charge Cars made sure to keep the car’s classic appearance with an officially licensed shell meant to “preserve the classic design and styling of the legendary Ford Mustang.” However, the components under the hood made by EV tech company Arrival are a completely new animal. The original V-8 engine has been replaced by two motors that produce 536-hp (400-kW), 800 lb.-feet of torque and allows for all-wheel drive. According to Car Buzz, it can zoom from 0 to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in just 3.99 seconds and hit a top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h). A 64-kWh battery powers it all. It has a driving range of 200 miles (322 km) and can accept 50-kW DC fast-charging.
As far as the inside goes, the cabin is consistent with the exteriors sleek retro style. Although, there are some futuristic upgrades like the large touchscreen tablet on the dash which allows drivers to select drive and suspension style and toggle between all- and rear-wheel drive. “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,” said Vadim Shagaleev, Charge CEO.
The Mustang will make its grand debut at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Visitors at the show will be able to view the electric Mustang at the Michelin Supercar Paddock. It is also currently available for reservation on the company’s website. Only 499 of them will be made in all. The price tag is set to be around at £300,000 (about $380,000) with the cars expected to start arriving in September.