Electric Mustang, Shelby Cobra by HST International
When a typical "car guy" pictures an electric car, he thinks of GM's EV1. Odd, impractical, expensive and just plain not right. How do I know this? Cause I'm talking about me. Tesla is (in a sense) working to change all this with their hot, Elise-based Roadster. Still, the Tesla achieves its (claimed) 0-60 time of 4 seconds flat through lightness. And as we all know, nothing is more un-American than lightness. Meet the Tjaarda EVX Mustang and its companion the HST Shelby Cobra EVX, both from HST International. Now, these are electric cars for car guys. While the Tesla roadster provides 211 lb-ft of torque at 0 rpm, these HST International mills provide 1,000 lb-ft of twist at 0 rpm. Can I get a hell yeah? All that stump-humping power makes the Mustang scoot to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. The Cobra? 3.2 seconds. Which is damn fast. Downsides Well, each car takes 8 hours to charge. The Mustang will sticker for $80 and the Shelby will cost you a cool $125,000. Still, can you name another car that can hit 60 mph in 3.2 seconds for so a small (ha) price? Didn't think so. Both cars will be on display this Passover weekend, at the Toyota GP in Long Beach.
Anybody notice the photo of the red Mustang w/the hood up? It looks like there are three cooling fans on top of the "engine"...like the ones from your HP tower.
I was coming here to say how disgusting this idea is, and then I saw the torque figures. Holy crap. I want that car.
Excuse me if I'm somewhat skeptical.