The Ford Mustang Lithium is debuting at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas these days.
It is a one-off prototype to serve as a testbed for battery and thermal management technologies, which the company will use in the future electrified Mustangs.
The carmaker works up several electrification variants, from hybrid to all-electric, for the Mustang.
Where does the Mustang Lithium have to do with it?
Ford created it in collaboration with Webasto, a German manufacturer of automotive components, to showcase to customers “what a new electrified powertrain can do for performance in a car they already know and love.”
This car is claimed to deliver 900 hp (662 kW) and 1,000 lb-ft (1,356 Nm) of instant-on torque, more than the Shelby GT500. Specific performance numbers are not still revealed, by the partners promise great acceleration.
The Mustang Lithium features a six-speed manual transmission, untypical for an EV.
Like the Porsche Taycan (a potential rival to the all-electric Mustang), this concept car has an 800-volt drive system. It is still unclear what is the battery pack’s size, but it will be enough to provide a range of 300 miles (483 km).
There are many Ford Performance-specific accessories on the Mustang Lithium: half shafts, a Super 8.8 Torsen differential, lightweight Forgeline wheels, Track Handling Pack, Brembo brakes, a rear diffuser plus Webasto hood.