U.K.-based Charge Automotive announced today that it will showcase its $381,000 Ford Mustang EV at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed in early July. Limited to just 499-units worldwide and based on the 1967 Mustang fastback, it boasts a 536-hp (400-kW) and 885 lb-ft of torque electric powertrain, enabling it to achieve a sub-4-second 0-to-60-mph time, and a top speed of 149 mph. A 64.0-kWh battery provides a claimed 200 miles of range, and its 50-kW DC offers fast charging. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
Remember the Need for Speed movie from 2014? Well, this matte black 2013 Ford Mustang GT turned camera car used in the film could be yours if the price is right. However, this isn’t a stock Mustang, but rather one tuned by Saleen who installed a large supercharger to boost power output to 625 horsepower, while adding larger brakes, 3.73 rear gearing, a Shaker stereo system, Corbeau racing seats, and a custom roll cage. On the exterior, you’ll find lots of mounts for the camera equipment, complete with a glass hatch. Read more for a video, additional pictures and the auction link.
Ford partnered with Agility Robotics to create Digit, an autonomous robot that walks upright on two legs, can scale stairs and also carry packages weighing up to 40 pounds. It’s tackling Ford’s biggest issue with self-driving vehicles, autonomously delivering for companies like Domino’s Pizza, Postmates, Uber Eats, etc. directly to the front door. “As we’ve learned in our pilot programs, it’s not always convenient for people to leave their homes for packages or for businesses to run their own delivery services,” said Ken Washington, Ford’s chief technology officer. Read more for a video and additional information.
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In addition to the 2.3-liter turbo-four and 2.7-liter V6 models, mated to either a 10-speed automatic transmission (possibly manual gearbox), the 2021 Ford Bronco will also be offered in a hybrid variant, according to AutoNews reporter Michael Martinez. As for the latter’s powertrain, it could receive the same one powering the Explorer hybrid, a 3.3-liter hybrid powertrain generating 318 horsepower. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Sure, the Ford Mustang isn’t a vehicle you would normally associate with SUVs, but if the leaks are true, an all-electric model could be coming sooner than you think to take on the next-generation Tesla Model X. Russian automotive media outlet Kolesa rendered this concept, and as you can see the Mustang’s front and rear fascias remain, while adding a sloping SUV-style roof. Read more to see the back and for additional information.
At first, this appears to be just a slightly modified 1969 Ford Mustang Coupe, but step inside? It looks like a car from the future. This stunning vehicle is owned by Hassane El-Khoury, the president and CEO of Cypress Semiconductor, and in addition to the supercharged 5.0-liter V8, mated to a six-speed manual transmission, generating 785 HP, the interior is out of this world. Featuring 3D-printed panels, a digital instrument cluster, and touch-sensitive controls. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
Have you been in a store where a runaway shopping cart is heading your way, either due to human error or just a child rolling around on one? You won’t have to worry about it hitting you with Ford’s Self-Braking Trolley, which is inspired by the automaker’s Pre-Collision Assist technology that uses a forward-facing camera and radar in order to detect objects. This trolley scans ahead for people and objects, like cars, and automatically applies the brakes in emergency situations. Read more for a video of it in-action and additional information.
Classic cars have always been a hit among auto enthusiasts, and that group includes the classic Ford Bronco. California-based startup Zero Labs Automotive decided to create an all-electric version of that iconic vehicle, or to be more specific, it’s a fully restored and re-engineered original Bronco, complete with aerospace grade carbon fiber bodywork, handcrafted walnut / bamboo interior panels, premium leather, a retro-styled digital gauge cluster and more than 1,000 newly-designed parts. Two caveats: it’s expected to cost between $275K – $325K and limited to just 150-units worldwide. Read more for two additional videos, pictures and information.
Auto enthusiast and brick master Lachlan Cameron recreated Ken Block’s Ford Mustang RTR Hoonicorn V2 (above bottom) using a plethora of LEGO Technic parts (above top). Featuring the iconic 1965 Mustang shape, various wheel options, and even miniature turbochargers sticking out of the hood like its real-life counterpart. Yes, it even drives, thanks to working steering, eight functional lights, an in-board suspension, all-wheel drive, electric motors and a transmission. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
If you happened to be driving in the North Texas area a few months ago and wondered why you had to take a detour when the interchange of West Loop 820 and Jacksboro Highway was closed overnight, just know that it wasn’t due to construction. Put simply, professional driver Vaughn Gittin Jr. attempted to drift the cloverleaf interchange in this 900-horsepower Ford Mustang RTR. “Entering a cloverleaf at maximum attack is something I’ve always wanted to do! There was nothing like the sound of the 5.0 revving out under the overpass portion as it echoed every which way,” said Gittin. Read more for more interesting images from around the web.