The Electric Muscle Car Is Here
There comes a time when something you think you knew intimately surprises you. We thought we knew what the Mustang was all about—V8 power—but it seems the Stang can be an electric powerhouse, too. At SEMA, Ford and Webasto showcased a bonkers Mustang with a 800-volt Webasto battery system. The car is called the Lithium Mustang. That system was connected to a dual-core electric motor and dual power inverters. The power? Over 1,000 lb-ft of torque and over 900 hp.
There are no official times for this car for 0-60 mph or for a quarter-mile, but a less-powerful similarly equipped Camaro a while back laid down a 9-second quarter-mile, so you can bet this car would be even quicker. Good electrified God that’s fast. The Lithium Mustang is a testing and proving ground for Ford. The automaker is really betting a lot on electrification and investing billions of dollars. According to Autoblog, $11.5 billion.
“Ford has made no secret of the fact that we are electrifying our most popular nameplates,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief of product development. “This one-off Mustang prototype is a great opportunity for us, together with Webasto, to showcase to our customers what a new electrified powertrains can do for performance in a car they already know and love.”
It will be interesting if some form of this car will make it to production. We would imagine Ford would put out an electric Mustang at some point in the future.