A Russian carmaker is aiming to make an extremely powerful, all-wheel-drive, electric copycat Mustang.
The stats on this thing are very similar to Rimac’s C_Two as well: zero to sixty in 2.2 seconds, max speed 250 mph, and a range of 315 miles thanks to a 100 kWh battery. That kind of stats put this electric Mustang up there with the big boys like Pininfarina’s upcoming Battista electric hypercar.
But good luck trying to sell this thing anywhere that Ford has any presence whatsoever. The body of this electric hypercar is almost an exact replica of a 1967 Ford Mustang GT Fastback. There are a few differences, like the hood doesn’t have a big pair of nostrils and the grille doesn’t have a galloping horse, but the headlights, tail lights, roofline, windows, and general shape scream antique Mustang.
Even the name harkens back to the ‘67 Mustang, as Aviar is calling it the “Aviar R67.”
If the outside is an old ‘Stang, the inside is all Tesla Model 3 thanks to a giant center-mounted infotainment and info screen, the only difference is the 17-inch glass panel is mounted portrait-style instead of landscape. Ultra minimalism with plush leather seats and pop-out door handles are also very Tesla-y too.
Also like Tesla, the R67 will come with a host of driver assist features, including collision mitigation, emergency braking, and even full-on autopilot.
A pair of electric motors is mounted with one on each axle for full AWD, while adaptive air suspension purports to give this electric pony car a smooth ride. Aluminum and carbon fiber make up the chassis to keep it as light as possible, however, Aviar admits the final product weighs in at around 4,800 lbs. That’s a lot for a Mustang without a V8 under the hood.
Aviar hasn’t announced pricing or availability, so there’s no telling if this thing is even going to be made. But if you’re in the market for a Russian electric Mustang, it exists. Now let’s see how long it takes for Ford to sue.