Aviar Motors, a Russian electric vehicle (EV) start-up, has revealed its first creation: the R67.
Based on a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback, the Aviar R67 is claimed to be "the first electric muscle car with incredible acceleration, dynamics, and a high level of comfort".
Meanwhile, the dual-motor electric drive system is rated at a beefy 840hp (626kW), capable of propelling the retro-designed EV to 100km/h in just 2.2 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 250km/h.
Under the skin is a carbon-fibre and aluminium chassis and automatic air suspension, while the body itself is also made of carbon-fibre.
The Aviar R67 is also equipped with several driver assistance and safety technologies, including autonomous emergency braking, seven airbags, LED lighting at both ends, stability and traction control, four wheel disc brakes with ABS, and an electric park brake.
Aviar claims the R67 is also capable of autonomous driving, dubbing the system 'Autopilot' – we wonder how Tesla feels about that.
Inside, the R67 draws heavy inspiration from the Tesla Model S, featuring a 17.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, 11-speaker audio, keyless entry and start, LED ambient interior lighting, dual-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, 12-way power-adjustable front seats with memory, and auto-dimming mirrors.
Rounding out the spec sheet is an active carbon-fibre rear spoiler, and 20-inch alloy wheels with staggered width (1661mm front track and 1759mm rear track).
There's also an external sound system that "simulates the operation of the engine and exhaust system of the legendary Ford Shelby GT500", so you'll be heard as easily as you're seen.
Aviar hasn't priced the R67, only saying the cost is "on demand". The electric muscle car is covered by a one-year warranty, while production is claimed to take around six months.
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