Still, disappointed that the only battery-powered Ford Mustang on the market is a crossover SUV? That’s no longer the case thanks to Alan Mann Racing.
The U.K.-based outfit has gone from winning races with the iconic muscle car to converting it to electric power. The team—now run by its late founder’s sons, Tom and Henry—is offering its services to anyone who wants to swap out their classic ‘Stang’s traditional internal combustion engine for a fully electric powertrain.
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As part of the so-called ePower conversion, AMR will replace your 1960s Mustang’s stock six- or eight-cylinder mill with an electric motor and 72-kWh battery pack, according to Carscoops. The new setup, which doesn’t weigh much more than the original powertrain, is able to produce 296 hp. That’s enough to shoot you from zero to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 97 mph. That last figure means the electromod isn’t ideal for track days, but has more than enough pep for standard road driving. The range comes in at a respectable 220 mph (about the equivalent of the ground you could cover with a full tank of gas), and you’ll be able to charge the battery from 20- to 80-percent capacity in 40 minutes.
The team’s work isn’t limited to under the hood, either. The conversion also includes a number of upgrades meant to bring the vehicle up to today’s standards. These include power steering, a double-wishbone suspension, a regenerative brake system, and a Bluetooth infotainment system for the interior. The shop will also strip and restore the Mustang’s shell so that it looks just as fresh as the rest of its new parts.
Pricing for the conversion starts at around $225,000. AMR will even source a 1964 to 1966 Mustang for you if you don’t already have one, but we imagine that will send the price quickly climbing skyward. And don’t worry if you or your Mustang aren’t in the U.K. Alan Mann Racing’s North American partner, Mann ePower Cars, is handling the conversions stateside.
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