While the world awaits the debut of the fully electric Mustang SUV on November 17th, Ford debuted a second model of the iconic car at the SEMA Conference in Las Vegas.
The Mustang Lithium produces over 900 horsepower (671 kW) and 1,000 ft-lbs of torque. This power is delivered from an 800 volt battery system predicted to rival Porsche engineering.
“Ford has made no secret of the fact that we are electrifying our most popular nameplates,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief product development and purchasing officer.
The EV drive system has been paired with several high-performance parts, including carbon fiber body parts and other weight reductions, Ford’s high performance suspension and braking packages, and extra aerodynamic components. It sits on 20-inch staggered wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.
Most interestingly, Ford has given the prototype a “drag-strip proven” manual 6-speed transmission.