When you think of high-end electric cars, the first word that comes to mind is Tesla. Tesla’s models are sleek and quick, but what if you enjoy something with more of a “classic” aesthetic?
Mitch Medford of Bloodshed Motors has done the unthinkable – he’s turned a 1968 Ford Mustang into a powerhouse electric car.
Medford says the idea crept up on him after seeing Tesla’s success at using an electric engine to power a sizable vehicle. After that, he went to work. The end result is a beast of a car, called the Zombie 222.
The Zombie can go from 0-60 miles per hour in 2.4 seconds with an output of 800+ horsepower. He says its top speed is around 174.2 mph.
“When you punch the pedal down and it throws your head back in the seat, I can get a preacher to swear in that car,” Medford says.
When at full speed, the Zombie generates enough power to light a hospital. So far, Medford says the vehicle only has around a 50 mile range.
Since its unveiling, the car has garnered a cult following.
Recently, Medford has been inundated with emails praising it, as well as people requesting to get their hands on their own version of the Zombie. The price isn’t cheap though – Medford says a car modified at the level of the Zombie would start at about $125,000.
You can read more about the Zombie here at The Verge.