Ford Motor Co. took the wraps off a high-powered electric variant of its Mustang pony car this week at the Specialty Equipment Market Assn. show in Las Vegas.
Dubbed the Mustang Lithium, the EV features a dual-core electric motor and dual power inverters that kick out 900 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque. The battery is an 800-volt system (twice the output of most current EVs), which can discharge a mW of electrical energy.
The high-voltage battery, which is supplied by Webasto SE, enables a lighter and more powerful electric drivetrain. The system also generates less heat than current EVs, according to the partners.
The electric motor is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission and Torsen differential. Other goodies include a track handling package, Brembo 6-piston front brakes, a rear diffuser and a see-through Webasto hood.
Ford, which is preparing to launch a Mustang-inspired electric crossover, says the new concept will help it gauge consumer interest in electric sports cars.
The little car that could still can. And this time as a car that not only gets great fuel economy, but which has ride and handling that makes it more than an econo-box (and its styling is anything but boxy).
Sandy Munro and his team of engineers and costing analysts at Munro & Associates were contacted by UBS Research—an arm of the giant banking and investment firm—and asked whether it was possible to do a teardown and cost assessment of the Chevrolet Bolt EV.
The Tesla Model 3 is certainly one of the most controversial cars to be launched in some time, with production models (a comparative handful, admittedly) presented on a stage with a throng of people treating it like it was an event with Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, all at the same time.