Based on these images, it definitely looks at home on display in a museum.
Earlier this month, the custom restomod firm based in the UK going by the name Charge Cars gave us a clear view of its upcoming electrified 1967 Mustang range, of which 499 would be assembled. Some of these are reserved for our local market, but a price is yet to be disclosed.
Charge Cars has placed a pair of units on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum to celebrate the local launch. After that, it will be heading to the LA Auto Show for more enthusiasts to appreciate the blend of classical design and modern technology. I
t's no secret that the all-new Ford Mustang has us impressed, but this classic restoration is just a jaw-dropping project.
Per our previous articles, each model will be equipped with an all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring-like technology with a claimed power output of 535 horsepower and 1,120 lb-ft of torque. This system, including all the software, has been developed by Arrival, which is also responsible for the technology of the upcoming autonomous Uber EV and other commercial vehicles.
Michelin has come on board as an official tire partner and will supply each car with a set of Pilot Sport 4S compounds, which will aid it in reaching a 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds. The top speed of 150 mph is electronically limited, but there's no indication of why that decision was made.
"We truly believe we've created something unique in the EV world. It's a brand new, handbuilt design icon that gives customers a genuine emotional connection to their car. Classic looks, cutting-edge technology, and zero emissions now have a heart and soul. And this is just the beginning for us at Charge Cars," said Mark Roberts, Chief Creative Officer of Charge Cars.
Additional partners and suppliers of the Charge Cars will be joining the boutique firm at the two events mentioned above to give audiences a more in-depth look at the technology that has gone into putting the '67 restomod together.
Electrifying American icons appears to be a fashionable trend for many upcoming tech boutiques. Historic badges such as the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Bronco, Ford GT40, and Jeep Grand Wagoneer are some of many heroes that have been given a new lease on life thanks to electrification.