How cool is this electric 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback!
When Ford launched the Mustang Mach-E, an electric compact SUV, in 2020, there were many who feared that the name was becoming diluted, that a Mustang should always be a sportscar and that this car would ruin the good name Ford had built. That didn’t happen since the Mach-E is quick and sporty. However, a little known British EV company found an opportunity to make a real electric Mustang sportscar!
Charge motors, a British EV company, has given a quad-motor electric powertrain to a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback. The conversion gives the car a 0-100kmph time of 3.9 seconds, compared to the original’s time of 5.7 seconds. The bad news for purists is that Mach-E is still faster, with a 0-100kmph figure of 3.5 seconds.
The power figures are suitably electrified, with 536bhp of power and 1,500Nm of torque on tap. The electric Mustang still does things important for an EV, and so the range is 321 kilometres from a 64kWh battery. The quad-motor setup is unique, as even the fastest Tesla Model S uses a tri-motor setup. It allows the electric Mustang to have independent four-wheel-drive and torque vectoring.
“We truly believe we have created something unique in the EV world. A brand new, hand built design icon that gives our customers a genuine emotional connection with their car. Cutting edge technology, zero emissions but now with heart and soul.” said Mark Roberts, Chief Creative Officer of Charge Cars.
Charge motors has licensed the body shells from Ford, and so the design remains the same as the 1967 Mustang Fastback. The major change is that they are using composite body panels in order to reduce weight. The car is being presented in near-production form and prospective customers will be able to order their own units at the unveiling. It will be completely handbuilt, with only 499 examples planned.