Muscle car lovers rejoice. There’s a new Mustang coming to the market, and no, it’s not made by Ford. Charge Cars, a British startup, is rolling out a limited-edition Mustang and it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
Unless of course, you’re familiar with the 1960s style Mustang body… And a Tesla electric vehicle. The mashup will result in a car that’s something you might see on the Mecum Auto Auction show but is completely cutting edge.
Muscle Car Meet Electric Car
Yes, you guessed it. This is an electric vehicle with specs that are eerily similar to those of Tesla. No more 12 miles to the gallon muscle car. This is a fully electric car with a 64-kWh lithium-ion battery pack powering it made by Arrival, which will have a range of about 200 miles. This particular battery pack is made to be compatible with what’s known as 50-kW fast charging.
This electric power meets muscle car in several areas. First, because this is an electric car, the battery pack makes the Mustang’s center of gravity lower, meaning that it can handle unlike any other Mustang from that ‘60s period when combined with its all-wheel-drive. Add 885 pound-feet of torque being delivered to its wheels due to the all-wheel-drive powertrain, and you’ve got one sweet electric muscle car that can go from 0 to 60 in 4 seconds.
According to the Change Cars website, the company will only produce 499 of the Mustang EVs. And the company went out of its way to make the car look as authentic as possible by licensing Ford’s original 1960s shell. Under the hood and on the interior digital interface, you’ll find components from Arrival, which is a leader in EV technology.
Be prepared to trade off a hefty price for the luxury of a limited-edition muscle-meets-electric car. Its base price is about $381,000 (£300,000), and depending on the options you choose, the price would go up. If you decide to reserve your very own, be prepared to pay about $6,300 (£5,000) for a deposit. And if you do, they’ll start delivering in September of 2019.
So, are you prepared to step into the future with a muscle car of the past?
Featured Image Courtesy of Charge Cars