Mustang Concept EV Ponies Up 900 Horsepower

Ford Motor Co. took the wraps off a high-powered electric variant of its Mustang pony car this week at the Specialty Equipment Market Assn. show in Las Vegas.

Dubbed the Mustang Lithium, the EV features a dual-core electric motor and dual power inverters that kick out 900 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque. The battery is an 800-volt system (twice the output of most current EVs), which can discharge a mW of electrical energy.

The high-voltage battery, which is supplied by Webasto SE, enables a lighter and more powerful electric drivetrain. The system also generates less heat than current EVs, according to the partners.

The electric motor is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission and Torsen differential. Other goodies include a track handling package, Brembo 6-piston front brakes, a rear diffuser and a see-through Webasto hood.

Ford, which is preparing to launch a Mustang-inspired electric crossover, says the new concept will help it gauge consumer interest in electric sports cars.