Earlier this month, UK-based custom restomod company Charge Cars teased a 1967 Mustang to be converted into an EV, of which 499 models are ready to be assembled. Some of them will soon hit the market.
It turns out that Charge Cars has put a pair of 1967 Mustang restomod EVs on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum to celebrate the launch. After that, the sample model will head to the LA Auto Show so that more enthusiasts can appreciate the combination of classic design and modern technology.
Each model will be equipped with an all-wheel drive system with technologies such as torque vectoring with a power output that is claimed to be capable of producing up to 535 hp and 1,120 lb-ft of torque.
Michelin has also joined as an official tire partner and will supply each car with a set of Pilot Sport 4S tires, which will help it reach 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. This restomod 1967 Mustang has a top speed of around 150 mph (241 km/h) and is electronically limited.
“We truly believe that we have created something unique in the EV world. This is a new handcrafted design icon that gives customers an emotional connection to their car. A car with a classic look, cutting-edge technology and zero emissions now has heart and soul. And this is just the beginning for us at Charge Cars,” said Mark Roberts, Chief Creative Officer of Charge Cars.
Turning an iconic American car into an EV seems to be a trend. Other historic cars such as the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Bronco, Ford GT40, and Jeep Grand Wagoneer are some of the many models that have been given the opportunity to remain in production thanks to conversions to EVs.