Electric versions of older cars are fast becoming commonplace. We’ve brought you many stories of classic- and sportscars that have ditched their petrol-powered engines in favour of electric propulsion over the past few months. We’ve listed a few links below. And now Russian company Aviar Motors is creating the Aviar R67 electric Mustang.
Aviar is busy working on a very modern take of an old classic. Although it may look like a 1967 Mustang, hence the name, under that skin it is anything but old. As a base, the Aviar R67 uses an aluminium and carbon-fibre platform. The outer skin is also made from the lightweight composite material. LED headlamps and taillights, retractable door handles and 20-inch forged alloy wheels give the car a more modern appearance.
Aviar says that the shape has been aerodynamically optimised so it is much more efficient that the Mustang. It even features an automatically actuated rear spoiler that pops up at 120 km/h. There is also a diffuser in the rear bumper that works in conjunction with the flat under-body to aid high-speed stability.
The Aviar R67 electric Mustang is powered by a pair of electric motors, one on each axle. Total system output is rated at 626 kW with a monstrous 966 N.m of torque. Aviar has fitted the vehicle with an external sound system that simulates engine sounds and the exhaust note of the legendary Shelby GT500.
Thanks to that output, and all-wheel-drive the R67 is said to sprint from 0-to-100 km/h in a scant 2,2 seconds; top speed is a claimed 250 km/h. Powering the electric motors is a 100-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. The range of the fully charged battery pack is said to be just over 500 km.
The Aviar R67 electric Mustang interior is clean and uncluttered. The facia is dominated by a large touchscreen infotainment interface. Aviar’s press release says that modern amenities include dual-zone climate control, 12-way power adjustable seats, a rear-view camera, panoramic sunroof, and keyless entry. There are also six airbags and 11 speakers.