It's no secret that Ford is preparing for the reveal of their all-new Mustang-inspired electric crossover. In fact, we already got a glimpse of it back in September when Ford revealed the first-ever camouflaged photos of the EV. More recently however, Ford released a teaser image of the all-new EV prior to its scheduled debut this coming November 18, 2019.
Purists have been none too please with the idea of taking the Mustang's iconic looks and pairing it to an electric crossover. Ford, however, appears to be looking at making a purely electric version of the pony car with this; the Mustang Lithium Project.
Producing over 900 PS along with more than 1,355 Nm of torque, this one-off prototype showcases what the future of electric power holds for automobiles such as the Ford Mustang. Co-developed by Ford and Webasto, the Lithium Project has literally amped up the muscle power of the Mustang to new heights.
“Ford has made no secret of the fact that we are electrifying our most popular nameplates. 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,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Chief Product Development and Purchasing Officer at Ford.
At the heart of this electric beast is an 800-volt battery system that powers dual electric motors and two inversters. This allows the Mustang Lithium Project of producing a megawatt of energy according to Ford. Also worth mentioning about the Lithium Project is that it has a manual gearbox. We're not kidding, Ford modified a Getrag MT82 six-speed manual transmission and even installed billet internals to handle the copious amounts of torque. In addition, the one-off electric pony car gets Ford Performance half shafts, and an 8.8 Torsen differential to handle all that power.
To help this Mustang shave off speed, it comes with Brembo six-piston caliper front brakes derived from the GT350R. Making it agile on the road, however, comes courtesy of Michelin Pilot Sport S4 tires, Ford Performance Track Handling Pack with strut tower brace, and a lowered ride height.
Ford and Webasto were also busy making this particular 'Stang lightweight. Custom carbon fiber body panels, 20-inch forged Forgeline alloy wheels, and a lightweight hood with see-through polycarbonate windows give the Lithium Project a lighter curb weight.
With the concept highlighting the possibilities of electric power in high-performance cars, could this mean that the pony car could possibly go electric? With other brands like Charge Cars coming up with an electric Mustang of their own, maybe the Blue Oval is hinting at such a possible future. For now, all we can do is admire and imagine how fast this beast of an EV decimate the drag strip.