Ford makes Electric 900HP Manual Mustang for SEMA
Ford has unveiled an awesome new car for SEMA. A 900 horsepower, 1000 ft-lb, 6-speed *manual* monster of a mustang! A manual, electric mustang! They have dubbed it, the Lithium Mustang. I must say, I am quite a fan of the name.
The Lithium was built in collaboration with Webasto. Webasto was the company that developed the Lithium's battery system. The battery is an 800-volt setup, and the power is sent from two inverters, to a Phi-Power dual-core electric motor, to where the power is sent to the rear wheels through a 6-speed Getrag MT82 manual transmission. That's just crazy.
Let's move on to the appearance and aftermarket stuff. As you can probably tell, the Mustang Lithium has some carbon body bits, and it is lowered an inch. 20 inch Forgelines are covered in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S's. The car features a limited differential from Torsen, alongside some Ford performance halfpipes. The bright-blue brakes are nabbed from the Shelby GT350R. The diffuser and side skirts from Sankuer Composite Technologies. The hood is a one-off from the battery manufacturers, Webasto.
The interior is accented in a nice fluorescent blue, and I quite like it. Not only is it a nice touch, it goes along with the electric theme of the car. The interior has a big ol' 10.4 inch infotainment screen. The four modes of the car are Valet, for when you give your 900 horsepower automobile over to the pesky valets, Sport, Track, and Beast.