Ford’s Hypercar Mustang BEV a Taster of its Future

Almost as a taster for its upcoming Mustang-inspired SUV all-electric car, Ford has lashed-up a real Mustang BEV boasting hypercar performance.

The “concept” was revealed at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas and boasts all the beef a Mustang-badged special could hope for, including nearly 900bhp and 1,000ft-lbs of torque. Dubbed the Mustang Lithium, the car claims to be a testbed for battery and thermal management technologies.

Under the hood, there’s a Phi-Power dual-core electric motor and dual power inverters, powered by an 800-volt Webasto battery system with EVDrive Technology that can discharge a mega-watt of electrical energy. The automaker claims the high voltage allows the system to be lighter, more powerful and generate less heat to achieve performance and range.

Unlike any other BEV on the market today, the car uses a drag-strip proven Calimer-version of the Getrag MT82 manual 6-speed transmission with billet internals to handle the huge torque.

Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief product development and purchasing officer, said: “Ford has made no secret of the fact that we are electrifying our most popular nameplates.”

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