Blending features and styling from two very American icons, the Ford Mustang and Tesla, Aviar R67 aims to be the world’s first electrified muscle car. It uses the platform from Tesla Model S and design language from the unmistakable ‘60s Ford Mustang, to create a powerful machine that is as impressive in looks as it is in performance. On paper, for the time being.
“I like the ‘60s,” Aleksey Rachev, founder of Aviar Motors, says. “By charisma and style, they have no equal. Their powerful and aggressive silhouette is really recognizable, and the appearance on the road always attracts admiring glances. […] We tried to catch the spirit of the legendary cars of the ‘60s and rethink it in a modern way.”
This means taking the unmistakable design of the Mustangs of that time and packing it with tech from Tesla, to create the ultimate dream machine for today’s generation. While there is little chance to mistake the exterior for anything else but a ‘Stang, despite the Aviar logo on the grille, Tesla elements have seeped in on the inside – most notably the large, central infotainment screen.
It’s a tasteful blend of the two, at least from the available renders. But R67 promises to be even more impressive as regards performance.
With 840 electrified hp from two electric motors, R67 boasts a top speed of 250 kph (155 mp) and 0 to 100 kph acceleration (0 to 62 mph) in just 2.2 seconds. The 100 kWh battery is good for 507 km (315 miles) on a single charge, Aviar Motors says. R67 will be compatible with Tesla Superchargers.
“I will not say we have made the best car in the world, but still as a tool for making a special mood, there is none even likely to it. None at all,” Rachev says without false modesty.
Aviar Motors is currently working on a prototype of the R67, so there are concrete plans to bring it to market. As for the price tag it might come with, no word yet. But you can imagine it won’t come cheap.