No, they are not making an all-new 'Eleanor' Mustang for another Gone in 60 Seconds movie. What you're seeing looks like a classic Ford Mustang, but it does not run on eight-cylinders. Or any cylinders.
A Mustang without an all-American V8 surely must be a sacrilege to the good ol' pony car. But even without an engine under the hood, this particular 'Stang is still quick on its feet.
Enter Charge Automotive, a UK-based company that is set to unleash a Mustang powered solely by electricity. To be released to the market come September 2019, the Charge 'Stang keeps the old-school styling of the first-generation pony car but gets a high-tech electric powertrain that pushes out over 1000 Nm of torque.
According to the company, the electric pony car doles out 544 PS along with 1200 Nm of torque. The horsepower is more than the GT500 from the 60's, and the torque is more than double. Plus, it's available in both all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive, depending on the settings. Power is provided by a 64 kWh battery pack which allows the Mustang to have a maximum range of over 320 km when fully charged.
Apart from its electric powertrain, the Charge Car Mustang also features a high-tech touchscreen infotainment system. Besides providing in-car entertainment, it also serves as the car's management system which allows manipulation of its drive settings and power setup.
One thing to note though: it's not an actual Mustang. The body shell of the car is a replica, but it's licensed according to Charge Automotive.
Only 499 examples will be built and all vehicles will be made with these officially-licensed body shells. Those interested in acquring an electric Mustang can do so by placing a £5000 (about PhP 336,000) refundable reservation. When the car is completely finished, the total bill comes to a cool £200,000 (about PhP 13.45 million).
Would you be willing to shell out out that amount for an all-electric Mustang that can hit 0-100 km/h in just over 3 seconds?