We often wonder what a 1967 Ford Mustang might look like today as a modern-day vehicle – one packed with the latest features, a futuristic powertrain, along with all the amenities we’ve come to expect from today’s vehicles. Many aftermarket companies and individuals have taken a stab at this concept, and obviously restomods are incredibly popular these days, but the electric Ford Mustang you see before you might just be the best old/new creation we’ve seen yet.
Made by a Russian firm, it’s called the Aviar R67, and it isn’t just about looking good and saving the earth. Because, you see, this electric Ford Mustang is packing some serious voltage under the hood. The R67 has two electric motors, one on each axle, drawing power from a 100-kWh battery pack. Total output is a staggering 840 horsepower, which is evenly distributed to all four wheels.
As a result, performance is obviously brisk. Aviar claims that 0-62 miles-per-hour (0-100 kph) takes a mere 2.2 seconds, which is supreme hypercar territory. Keep going, and the electric Ford Mustang will hit a top speed of 155 miles-per-hour. And range anxiety won’t be a problem either, as the Aviar R67 can reportedly go 315 miles on a charge.
Those are staggering numbers, if not slightly unbelievable. But there are many factors at play here that make them seem a little more realistic. For starters, the R67 is built on a Tesla Model S platform. It utilizes that car’s battery, electric motors, gearboxes, suspension parts, electronics, and power cables. So this isn’t some newly developed potential nightmare, it’s actually based on a proven platform.
Unlike the Tesla, however, the body of the R67 is constructed from ultra-light carbon fiber. An aluminum sub-structure further reduces weight, and Aviar claims that it’s even more rigid than a Model S. It even gets all of the nice modern amenities, including Tesla Supercharging capability, traction control, dual-zone climate control, and a 12-way adjustable leather driver’s seat.
Inside, the classic Mustang dual-pane cabin combines with modern gadgets, including a large touchscreen a digital instrument panel. The cabin is timeless Mustang, while delivering the modern features and amenities one would expect.
The result is one heck of a machine, and perhaps the best version of an electric Ford Mustang we’ve seen yet, save maybe for maybe recently-announced 1,400 horsepower Cobra Jet. With timeless lines, blistering performance, and a rather luxurious interior, it’s hard to think of anything we’d add to this amazing machine. No word on price, but we would be surprised if it were affordable.