22 April 2022
A London based company, Charge Cars, describe their ethos as ‘We don’t restore cars. We redefine them.’
Many think their latest fabrication, an electric 1967 Ford Mustang is their best redefinition. The Mustang has always been regarded as an icon if a little unreliable. Charge Cars have dealt with the lack of reliability with the addition of an all-electric engine and support components supplied by a partner, Arrival.
The exterior of the Mustang is an officially licensed shell (whatever that means); the interior can be bespoke, fitted with beautifully sculpted leather seats and ‘a digital platform developing a fully connected experience.’
It has four-wheel drive, a 0-60 time of 3.9seconds and a 200-mile recharge range, not on a single charge, but on two. Charging options include a 50kW DC rapid charger; this should boost battery life from 20% to 80% in under an hour. The electric motors produce 536hp.
There is a limited production run of 499 with a starting price of £350,000, not cheap, but a bit special.
Initially shown as a prototype in the 2019 Salon Privé London. It made its global premiere at the inaugural Salon Privé London from the 21st to the 23rd of April.