Ford reveals it’s iconic Mustang will be getting an electric engine

THE ICONIC Mustang muscle car is shifting gear and going electric, Ford have announced.

The latest model of Mustang, the car driven by Steve McQueen in the classic Bullitt chase scene, will have an electric engine, Ford have said.

Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen driving a Ford Mustang in the classic Bullitt chase scene

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.

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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