THE ICONIC Mustang muscle car is shifting gear and going electric, Ford have announced.
Executive Chairman Bill Ford reassured outraged muscle car purists that the “Mustang-inspired crossover” would “go like hell” (a reference to his uncle Henry Ford II’s speech to his drivers competing against Ferrari at Le Mans).
Ford are also breaking with tradition by moving away from the classic two-door coupé format to a five-door family-size SUV.
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By combining the sleek style of a Mustang, family features and battery-powered technology, Ford are hoping to compete with Tesla, which released its new Model Y electric car this month.
The new Mustang is being developed by Team Edison, a specialist electric car team at Ford which is led by British engineer Darren Palmer.
The electric Mustang, which is to go on the market next year, is expected to be able to run for 300 miles on one charge and cost in the region of £40,000.
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