Ford is currently working on an electric SUV based on the Mustang muscle car, but the official launch is still months away. Until then the company wants to prove us that it is serious about going electric, so for the 2019 SEMA Show it developed the Mustang Lithium electric project.
The 2020 Mustang Lithium was built in cooperation with Webasto and develops an amazing 900 horsepower and 100 pound-feet of torque. The very interesting about the Mustang Lithium is the fact that the electric motor is matted to a unique 6-speed manual transmission. We say unique because usually an electric vehicle comes with one-speed gear transmission. But Ford did that because it wants the Mustang to offer good track handling and stunning quarter-mile acceleration.
The 2020 Mustang Lithium comes with a custom carbon fiber body components, a 1.0-inch lowered stance and 20-inch staggered fitting forged wheels wrapped in Michelin® Pilot® Sport 4S tires. Additional features include Ford Performance’s Track Handling Pack and strut tower brace, Brembo six-piston front brakes from the Shelby GT350R, Sankuer Composite Technologies side splitters and rear diffuser, plus Webasto hood with see-through polycarbonate windows, TurboDX charging solution and TurboCord portable charger.
“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. “This one-off Mustang prototype is a great opportunity for us, together with Webasto, to showcase to our customers what a new electrified powertrains can do for performance in a car they already know and love.”