Russia Clones Classic Ford Mustang, Makes It Electric

Electric Car

Complete with a Tesla-inspired interior.

We’re used to seeing restomod and beautifully restored classic Ford Mustangs but nothing quite like the Aviar Motors R67. According to Motor.ru, Aviar Motors may or may not be a Russian company located in Moscow. The disinformation alone is a strong indicator it’s Russian.

There’s a further claim saying a Russian engineering company called KB Arkhipov is developing this all-electric muscle car and Aviar Motors is the customer. Oh Russia, how we love your weirdness. But the R67 itself it quite interesting. It’s equipped with two electric motors, one at each axle, and has a total of 840 hp and 713 lb-ft of torque.

It’s also all-wheel drive and the lithium-ion battery unit has a 100 kWh capacity, allowing the R67 to travel up to 315 miles on a single charge, or about the same distance as a Tesla Model 3. Zero to 62 mph takes a reported 2.2 seconds while top speed is a claimed 155 mph. Other features include an adaptive air suspension, carbon fiber frame with reinforcing elements, electronically controlled rear spoiler, 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, panoramic sunroof, and an all-digital dashboard with a massive touchscreen display that nearly looks like it was ripped right from a Tesla Model S.

We gotta say, the R67 does look pretty amazing, but we’re wondering whether the company received Ford’s permission to build a Mustang clone, assuming it would have to.

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Back in 2011, Ford gave its blessing for another company to build a body shell for the ‘64.5, ’65, and ’66 Mustang convertible. Priced at the time for about $15,000, you could buy one of these shells so you could build your own ‘new’ classic-bodied Mustang. But again, Ford gave its permission for this to happen. It’s a big question mark whether it did so for the R67. Supposedly, it’s being sold for 400,000 Euros and as far as we can tell, it’s a one-off.

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