Tesla-powered electric Ford Mustang GT gears up to race V8 engine
The Tesla-powered electric Ford Mustang GT built by AEM is now gearing up to race its V8 gasoline-powered counterpart.
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HAMPTON, GA – FEBRUARY 24: A front view of Ford Mustang cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 24, 2019 in Hampton, Georgia.
Ford Mustang GT powered by Tesla
According to a report by clean technology, the Tesla-powered Mustang that goes by the moniker “Testang” was painstakingly built by AEM Electronics.
It should be noted that AEM is known for building engine control units or ECUs that could be self-contained before EVs even hit the automotive scene. Since then, AEM has been helping tuners to modify and produce vehicles with impressive performance.
This time around, however, AEM is showing us that it’s also keeping up with the times in its bid to replace the electric motor in the iconic Ford Mustang GT.
AEM’s latest attempt only goes to show that automobiles are inevitably going electric in the long run. So older vehicles need to be upgraded to follow this path by replacing their motors with electric versions.
However, AEM tries to do this without compromising sports car performance.
Ford Mustang GT with Tesla engine?
According to a report by CarBuzz.
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The Ford Mustang logo is seen at the Beijing Auto Show in Beijing on September 26, 2020.
However, an AEM engineer, Nate Stewart, has completed the transformation of the fifth-generation Mustang into a sports electric vehicle.
Stewart said he saw the 2007 Mustang with a Tesla drivetrain on an online classifieds platform, Craigslist, where the previous owner had done all the painstaking work of converting it in his garage.
Now, AEM is working on testing its highly modified Mustang EV parts.
It’s worth noting that the “Testang” charges like any Tesla EV using the standard EV changer from Elon Musk’s founding automaker.
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Ford Mustang powered by Tesla vs. V8 engine
CleanTechnica further added in the same report that the Tesla-powered Ford Mustang features the same engine output as the Tesla Model S, with 470 horsepower and over 440 lb-ft of torque.
However, CarBuzz noted that AEM EV has yet to test the “Testang” in a dyno, which the company plans to show in its next video, showcasing its proposed car.
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After which, when all goes according to plan, AEM also plans to race the Tesla Model S which has been modified to sport a V8 engine.
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