This 1967 Mustang electric car may be faster than a Tesla Model S, but it is merely a concept at this point. However, it’s out of the box specs, which almost mirror the Tesla Model S, and its beautiful styling is sure to make it a future Model S killer.
The Mustang electric car is called R67 and designed by Aviar Motors situated in Moscow, Russia. Aleksey Rachev, the company’s CEO, has an immense love for everything ’60s, which is why he chose a ’67 Mustang to make his electric car.
We recently informed you about a 1,400 HP Mustang Electric car, built to destroy the drag-strip. However, R67 is a bit more tamed than that.
Here’s everything you need to know about the R67 Mustang Electric car.
Future Model S Rival: R67 Mustang Electric Car
R67 Mustang Electric Car Design
From the outside, the R67 looks like a conventional Mustang with a few minor differences. First is the carbon fiber bumper and side skirts; second is the presence of integrated body door handles.
The outer carbon shell of R67 is identical to the 1967 Mustang. The EVs frame is made out of Aluminium with carbon fiber supporting elements.
Aviar motor claims that the R67 retains the iconic styling while maintaining a high level of aerodynamics.
R67 Mustang EV Performance Specs: Really A Model S Killer?
The electric car is powered by dual motors, one on each axle, which makes it an All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicle. The two electric motors produce a total of 840 HP, which is comparable to the modern-day Tesla Model S Performance.
To put this power down, the R67 Mustang uses a relatively small 245 section tire at the front and a wider 305 section tire at the rear. The 20-inch wheels are made up of high strength aluminum alloy.
As a result, the R67 Mustang electric car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 2.2 seconds. Faster than the current Tesla Model S Performance by 0.1 seconds.
The EV houses a 100 kWh lithium-ion battery that lends it a 300 mile or around 480 km range.
One of the cool features of this car is an active rear spoiler. It deploys when the car speeds beyond 75 mph or 120 kmph and goes back when it reaches below 50 mph.
Similar to the Model S, the R67 Mustang also comes with adaptive air suspension that varies the ground clearance from 119 mm to 192 mm.
R67 Mustang Interior Specs
Not much is known about the car’s interior or integrated software right now. We do know that it will feature some sort of autonomous driving system and all the general bells and whistles like electronic stability, traction control, cameras, voice-activated controls, etc.
The layout of the interior is also inspired by the Tesla Model S. We have two digital screens, one in front of the driver and the other one on the center console. The steering also houses buttons to control the screen, just like Tesla.
The interior has a dual-tone finish, and unlike the Model S, the center screen isn’t tilted towards the driver.
Pricing And Thoughts On This Tesla Model S Rival
The Aviar electric car belongs to the high-end premium market and is not a mass-market product like the Tesla Model S; there is no information on its price. Still, it’ll be a vehicle in the $200k to $300k range, judging by the powerful specs it has on offer.
The claimed specs of the R67 Mustang electric car do look good on paper. However, I am not sure if they would translate directly into real-world performance.
We have previously seen Charge Automotive, another electric car startup, make its own version of the electric Mustang. One of the best emerging new companies, Lucid Motor, recently tested the range of their electric car, the Lucid Air, on a 1000-mile road trip from San Fransisco to Los Angeles.
After driving within city limits and using a bigger battery than the Model S, the Lucid Motor was able to achieve 400 miles of range.
This goes to show that achieving high efficiency from a small battery pack is no easy feat. Aviar motors will need to overcome this problem if they plan to tackle Tesla head-on.