Race group that labored on Ford GT40 creates electrical Mustang


The U.Okay.’s Alan Mann Racing, an organization that focuses on servicing and upkeep for traditional highway and race vehicles, significantly Fords, has expanded its operations with an electrical conversion for the unique Ford Mustang.

Alan Mann Racing, or AMR for brief, began out life within the Sixties as a British race group that fielded Fords in varied occasions, together with the Monte Carlo Rally, Tour de France Car, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Crucially, the group helped developed a light-weight physique for the GT40, with two examples constructed and raced within the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, although each ended up retiring. Ford celebrated the partnership final 12 months with a particular model of its fashionable GT supercar.

Firm founder Alan Mann switched his focus to the aviation trade after Ford ended its European racing marketing campaign within the Seventies, with the race group largely mothballed till it was revived in 2004 for historic racing. In the present day, AMR is run by Mann’s sons, Tom and Henry, and their electrical Mustang, often known as the ePower Mustang, is simply the primary in a sequence of bespoke tasks often known as the Alan Mann Legacy assortment.

To create the ePower Mustang, AMR makes use of an unique Mustang because the donor. patrons can provide their very own or have AMR supply one. Whereas many elements are retained and restored, together with the physique, a contemporary chassis is swapped in to help the brand new powertrain. Fashionable brakes are additionally added, in addition to a brake power restoration system. In response to AMR, the entire course of takes round 1,000 hours to finish, relying on the situation of the donor automotive.

Alan Mann Racing ePower Mustang

Alan Mann Racing ePower Mustang

The powertrain consists of a single motor that sends drive to the rear wheels by way of a Torsen limited-slip differential. The motor generates a peak 300 hp and can see the ePower Mustang hustle to 60 mph from relaxation in 5.2 seconds, and to a high pace of 97 mph. Battery capability hasn’t been talked about however AMR mentioned house owners can anticipate a spread of 220 miles. Utilizing DC quick charging at a most price of 72 kw will see the battery cost from 20-80% in about 40 minutes, the corporate mentioned.

The unique gasoline engine, transmission, and exhaust all add as much as about 630 kilos, and this roughly corresponds with the burden of the battery. Because of this, the ePower Mustang is a bit heavier than an unique Mustang, however not massively so, in keeping with AMR.

Pricing begins at 200,000 British kilos (roughly $242,200) however will differ relying on the chosen specification.

For patrons within the U.S., AMR is working with Hatboro, Pennsylvania-based Mann ePower Vehicles to deal with conversions regionally.

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