One of the most interesting cars I saw at South OC Cars and Coffee was the ’67 by Charge Cars. This is a classic 1967 Ford Mustang that has been reimagined for the future. Gone is the planet killing V8 engine. It’s been replaced by four zero emission electric motors that makes 536 hp and a monstrous 1120 pound-feet of torque – enough to send the ’67 from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. The 63 kWh battery offers 200 miles driving range. All for just $450,000.
Why is this car so expensive? Two main reasons. First, the ’67 will be limited to 499 units, so it might become a collectible like the original 1967 Mustang. Seconds, the car is completely bespoke. While it may look like a 1967 Mustang, it used zero parts from a Mustang. The ’67 is based on a brand new, steel body shell. Wrapped in lightweight carbon fiber body panels, the ’67 features electric motors and floor-mounted batteries.
The design team created an all-new interior as well as a fully digital dashboard, new suspension components, braking system and even lighting. Along with the electrification, the car features advanced driver aids, keyless access and a premium immersive sound system.
Customers are encouraged to personalize the car to their tastes. Want the leather to match your wife’s Louis Vuitton purse? They can do that. Want to add outside speakers to play the sound of a 1967 Mustang? They can probably do that too, as long as you’re willing to pay for it.
The ’67 by Charge Car will be making its official US debut on November 17 in Los Angeles at the LA Auto Show, which feels like a very appropriate city in which to launch a classic car with EV guts.