The original first-generation Ford Mustang earned a reputation for being a perfectly quick, lively pony car when it first launched – at least, when equipped with a Windsor V8 in place of the base Thriftpower I6. But times have changed, and “quick” is a relative term.
Enter the 1968 Mustang “Zombie 222” electric car from a small company called Bloodshed Motors. The Zombie is a genuine, 1968 Mustang at its core, but fitted with two electric drive motors, each with its own controller. (In fact, that’s where the “222” comes from in its name: 2 motors, 2 controllers, and 2 damn fast.)
The UK’s Express reports that the 1968 Mustang Zombie 222 will make the 0-60 sprint in about 2.4 seconds, or nearly as quick as the world’s quickest production car: the Porsche 918 Spyder. At the Texas Mile, the Zombie posted a top speed of 174.2 mph, enough to beat out not only every first-generation Mustang ever recorded, but also every single electric street car.
Express reports that the 1968 Mustang Zombie 222 is just the first of hopefully many projects for Bloodshed Motors and its founder, Mitch Medford. Medford formerly served as an Army Drill Instructor, before turning renegade engineer, and he’s confident that Bloodshed Motors can sustain itself on a niche market of classic car owners who want to update with some 21st century electric powertrain tech.
And, of course, all the face-melting acceleration and speed that comes with it.