Fully Electric Ford Mustang Unveiled With Over 500 HP


And you'll be able to see it at Goodwood next month.

Ford's first ever EV will be an electric crossover with Mustang-inspired styling. Ford has hinted that an electric Mustang may happen one day, but British start-up Charge Cars has already beaten the Blue Oval automaker to it. A prototype of the company's fully electric Ford Mustang will be showcased at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed next month. Visitors at the show will be able to view the electric Mustang at the Michelin Supercar Paddock.

If you were worried that Charge Cars has been sacrificing authentic Mustangs from the 1960s, don't worry because the company uses officially licensed, modern shells that "preserve the classic design and styling of the legendary Ford Mustang." Replacing the Mustang's V8 are a pair of electric motors that provide the muscle car with all-wheel drive. In total, these electric motors produce 536 horsepower and 885 lb-ft of torque. A 64 kWh battery pack powers the system.

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With this setup, Charge Cars claims the electric Mustang can hit 0-62 mph in under 3.99 seconds and reach a top speed of 149 mph, making it significantly faster than the original first-generation Mustang it's based on. Driving range is estimated to be 200 miles.

Compared to the original Mustang, the new electric variant looks more aggressive thanks to its bulging hood, large grille extending into the lower fascia, and a spoiler sculpted into the trunk lid. While the exterior is clearly retro-inspired, the interior is high-tech and modern. A video posted by the company gives us a look inside the cabin, which features a large Tesla-style tablet screen on the center stack allowing the driver to switch from rear- to all-wheel drive and select the suspension mode.

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"We are extremely proud to be partnering with Michelin to unveil our fully electric Mustang at the Goodwood Festival of Speed; one of the biggest, most exciting motorsport events in the world," said Vadim Shagaleev, CEO of Charge Cars. "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."

Charge Cars will only build 499 examples of its electric Mustang, with prices starting at £300,000 ($380,620). Customer deliveries will start in September 2019.

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