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WATCH: Sacrilege or the future of classic cars? This unique Mustang, worth R5.5-million, gains electric muscle

2019-07-02 12:55

Sudhir Matai, Double Apex

electric mustang

Image: Charge Automotive

Article by Double Apex

Charge Automotive is committed to preserving classic cars with advanced electric technology and it has turned its expertise to the most iconic muscle cars of them all - the Ford Mustang.

The company isn’t a fly-by-night operation as it counts Williams F1, McLaren Automotive and Jaguar Land Rover among its clients.

The London-based automotive company usually deals with luxury and high-performance vehicles. Its latest creation is the Charge Automotive Electric Mustang:

Interestingly, the new creations are based on shells that are licensed to preserve the classic design and styling of the original fastback Ford Mustang.

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                                                               Image: Charge Automotive

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Electric all-wheel-drive

The modern-day muscle car will come fitted with a pair of electric motors providing a combined 350kW and 1200Nm of torque. The pair of motors are powered by a 64 kWh battery pack.

Charge Automotive claims a 0-96 km/h sprint time of 3.99 seconds courtesy of the all-wheel-drive system. Top speed is quoted as 239 km/h, and the range is claimed as 320 km. We catch a quick look at the interior (in the video below) and it the car will come with multiple driving modes.

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                                                                Image: Charge Automotive

It seems drivers can tailor the ride quality, and choose between all- and rear-wheel-drive power delivery. Judging by the large format discs clamped by six-pot calipers, as well as those high-performance Michelin tyres, the Charge Automotive Electric Mustang is more than just a boulevard cruiser.

Only 499 units of the Charge Automotive Electric Mustang will be built with prices starting at £300 000 (R5.5m). We plan to begin shipping the ordered cars in September 2019.

Article by Double Apex

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