Charge Cars, a company specializing in resto modding classic cars with battery-electric powertrains has announced that has opened reservations for its latest creation: an all-electric 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback. The vehicle uses officially licensed shells to keep the iconic pony car’s timeless looks and is made of lightweight composite panels. Although its exterior lights have kept the same design, they appear to be using LED bulbs. Some of the exterior character lines have been streamlined but preserve the 1967 Mustang’s distinct looks.
The interior of Charge Cars’ resto modded 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback has changed and prospective customers can get bespoke designs with modern features in them. For example, the car gets a personalized digital gauge cluster and an infotainment system with a large portrait-style touch screen. The old seats have been swapped for fixed-back buckets and the rear seats have been removed, likely to have enough space for the battery pack. Charge Cars also added a new steering wheel with embedded controls and its logo instead of the iconic pony badge. The gear selector has also been swapped to a push-button layout, freeing up space between the driver and front passenger. Cruise control is also included, as evident in the buttons for the feature on the left spoke of the steering wheel.
Replacing the internal combustion engine is a 64-kWh battery and two electric motors, one mounted on each axle effectively giving the vehicle AWD. Charge Cars claims that this electric Ford Mustang has 400 kW or 536 hp and a whopping 1,106 lb-ft of torque combined, enabling it to hit 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. On a single charge, it can travel around 200. Its peak DC charging rate tops out at 50 kW. The powertrain is codeveloped with Arrival, a company that specializes in electrified solutions for a variety of vehicle types including buses, vans, and passenger cars. Michelin supplies the car’s tires and is one of the first companies to offer rubber tailored specifically for use in battery-electric vehicles. Its first offering performance-oriented offering is the Michelin Pilot Sport EV, a performance tire that blends excellent grip with the low rolling resistance necessary to maximize the range of a BEV.
If you’re looking to pick up one of these resto modded, all-electric Ford Mustangs, you may want to act fast because production is limited to 499 units. You’ll need deep pockets too because each one costs a cool $457,000 to start. The cars will be hand-built at Charge Cars’ facility in London, England. Customers can also personalize their vehicles to their liking but doing so means increasing the car’s total cost. But if you’re already spending nearly $500,000 on a resto modded electric Mustang you probably have the means to get it customized exactly the way you want it.
Charge Cars originally showed off the converted Mustang at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Today’s announcement shows off the production-intent version. The engineering team behind this awesome project comes from a broad range of backgrounds and has worked on projects with companies like Jaguar Land Rover, McLaren Automotive, and F1 Racing.