Russian company Aviar Motors is hoping Ford won’t notice it’s built-off-a-Tesla Model-S R67 is a not so subtle nod to the Mustang.
Meet the Aviar R67. Based on a Tesla Model S, the Russian company has built the carbon-fibre bodied prototype you see here, creating “the first electric muscle car”. Or so it says, we think Ford’s lawyers might have another name for it.
Anyway, the R67 runs two motors which is good for more than 800hp and will gallop the thing to 100km/h in just 2.2 seconds with a claimed range of around 500km. All of the running gear is straight off a Tesla Model S.
But, because of the body changes some jiggery pokery has taken place, meaning the firewall has eaten into cabin space making the R67 a two-seater only. The good things is that you’ll be able to make use of the Tesla Supercharger network, if the R67 ever makes it to market, but don’t expect it to be cheap as you’ll need to pay for the donor Model S and the bespoke body crafted from carbon-fibre won’t be cheap at all.
There are some details missing, like when the R67 will make it to production and how much it will cost. To be honest, it’ll have to side-step Ford’s lawyers before we worry about any of that stuff. Still, it looks super cool and it might just give Ford an idea to take a Mustang Mach-E and throw it under a classic Mustang body.
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