Ford and Webasto Collaborate On Brand New Mustang Lithium
Ford has been on the cutting edge of electronic battery design thanks to a collaboration with Webasto, a German energy products company. With investments of over $11.5 billion in the collaboration, Ford and Webasto are committed to bringing sustainable electric vehicles by 2022. With the current line-up including a fully electric SUV in this 2020 season and an all-electric F-150 within the next few years, Ford is excited to announce the Mustang Lithium to join the cast. In this article, we take a closer look at what to expect with this new electric Mustang.
With the immense popularity and success from previous generations of Mustang, both on the road and racetracks, Ford expands the marque with the all-new Lithium model. With a sleek prototype look, the new Mustang Lithium sits low to the road, putting you directly in the action.
Toting an 800-volt Webasto battery system that utilizes Ford’s exclusive EVDrive Technology, the Lithium can discharge a megawatt of electrical energy on command which results in over 900 horsepower and, according to the folks at Winner Ford with over 1,000 lb-ft of torque! This extremely fast and responsive output of power is only possible with the lighting fast electrical systems Webasto has put to work. Webasto didn’t leave a single stone unturned, further enhancing the cooling systems and powertrain to generate less heat overall and waste less energy to supply more power directly through the Mustang’s systems.
The all-electric motor works well with the systems designed by Webasto and Ford, putting the power generated to work and distributing it directly to the roadway for forward motion. The track-ready Getrag MT82 6-speed manual transmission with tuned billet internals puts you in control of the 1,000 lb-ft of torque potential. The differentials added on are Super 8.8 Torsen that compliment the Ford Performance half-shafts that bring power directly into the tires. The light-weight of the overall frame works well, allowing for a tuned center of gravity to be lower and more central to the frame, giving responsive turning and faster acceleration.
Sustainable, less friction, less heat, more optimized systems; Webasto’s ingenuity and engineering bring the Mustang Lithium’s electric dream to reality. Never before has a muscle car approached all-electric status with a lightning-fast response and incredible track/roadway performance. If you get the chance to sit in the driver’s seat of the Mustang Lithium, you won’t soon forget it.