So.. An ultra-high-performance battery-electric Ford Mustang fastback prototype. Slide Show Below and on our Instagram.
Sports Car Geeks rightfully (or wrongfully) make fun of electric cars. Mostly for the simple fact, they are automatics and not manual shifts. Well, Ford listened and is giving you all an electric manual shift mustang. Well, at least they are hinting at that. The American automaker has partnered with a company called Webasto on a Mustang Lithium project car. Yes, Lithium. They claim it has a 900-plus horsepower and is drag-race-ready. They are saying it has a six-speed motor. So if you want to show off how environmentally friendly you are while at the same time attempting to impress street goers with your loud car then this is for you. Oh, and yes the previous statement is my opinion because Mustangs these days have a loud bark and little bite. Just my opinion.
This power seems a bit far fetched for an electric vehicle, but if you read our article on the Porsche Taycan, then you realize it is possible. The battery in the electric Ford Mustang is an 800-volt Lithium battery. If you really want to get into tuning this car, you can and are able to do so via a 10.4-inch touchscreen. Torque options include VALET all the way to BEAST.
Summary from the Press Release:
- Built-in collaboration between Ford and Webasto, Mustang Lithium project vehicle generates more than 1000 ft.-lbs. of instant torque and more than 900 horsepower for new levels of performance and technology with its 800-volt Webasto battery system with EVDrive technology
- Best of both worlds, Mustang Lithium accelerates the next generation of performance: unique 6-speed manual shifting, track handling and stunning quarter-mile acceleration with instant electric torque, and zero emissions
- Ford is investing more than $11.5 billion in electrified vehicles by 2022, including an all-new Mustang-inspired fully electric SUV in 2020 with targeted range of 300 miles and an all-electric F-150 in a few years, a hybrid version of the best-selling F-150 pickup available in 2020 will join all-new Ford Escape and Explorer hybrids launched this year