Later this month, Ford will unveil an “all-electric, Mustang-inspired SUV.” This, as you can see, isn’t it. Built by Ford and Webasto and displayed at SEMA, the Mustang Lithium is a one-off prototype and a test bed for the two companies’ battery and thermal-management technologies.
Under the hood is a a Phi-Power dual-core electric motor and dual power inverters, which draw power from an 800V Webasto battery system that discharges a mega-watt of electrical energy. Most EVs run on 400V systems—the Porsche Taycan is the first production car with an 800V setup. Practically, more volts mean more performance, less weight, less heat, and faster charging times.
The Lithium makes the equivalent of 900hp and over 1,354Nm of torque. Meaning much speed. Kit includes Ford Performance’s Track Handling Pack and strut tower brace, Brembo brakes from the Shelby GT350R, a Torsen diff, 20-inch Forgeline wheels with sticky Michelin tires, and a one-inch suspension drop. Interestingly, the car has a six-speed manual gearbox.
Inside, there’s a custom 10-inch touchscreen that lets you cycle through Valet, Sport, Track, and Beast drive modes. Outside you’ve got a hood with windows in it, and custom front/side skirts, and a diffuser.
Of the two electric things we’ve shown you from SEMA (of course there are many, many more), would you have this Mustang, or the Chevy E-10?
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.