Mitch Medford (Wayland's "White Zombie") has modified one of the most famous American muscle cars and made it 100% electric.
7/17/15 5:00 am chumakdenis 1
Do you think that the latest Tesla P85D is fast?
Well, she is fast and accelerating from 0 to 60mph (100km/h) in just 3, 1 seconds is very cool of her (the same results show The McLaren F1 supercar), but in comparison to Zombie’s car (modified 1968 Ford Mustang) - it’s really nothing.
Really, electric muscle car (can’t believe that I am saying this) does 0 to 60mph in less than 2 seconds (1, 94 seconds to be exact) and targets 200mph.
This car is the real monster – I presume that I and some other people might be afraid of putting the pedal to the metal - its speed goes bananas.
According to its creator, such results have become possible because of the "Zombie 222" package – thing we’re really curious about and would like to share some more details with you, but can’t since Mitch Medford keeps contents of it on the QT.
Zombie 222 stands for “2 motors, 2 controllers and too fast”, which seems appropriate since it produces a tremendous 800 horsepower and 1,400 lb-ft of torque at 0 RPM.
As you probably might have guessed, it’s his bread and he makes a business of converting classic American muscle cars into electric drag racers.
So, in case you’ll want to buy one- Medford and his company will build a copy for $125,000--assuming a suitable donor car can be found.
Also, there are less-extreme conversions starting at $50,000 for people with not so deep pockets and possibility to install Zombie 222 package on other muscle car: Camaro, Cuda, TransAM, Charger and plenty of other.
In case you’re interested, visit their site for more details.
A few more details on the car
The legendary vehicle dates back to times when nobody was carrying about carbon dioxide emissions and amount of oil presumed.
Nevertheless, era of muscle cars ended up several decades ago and cars that eat big-blocks are not popular anymore.
Hence, it has become part of the history and more likely would stay in there if Mitch Medford didn’t give it the second life.
In the end we’ve received one of the fastest electric vehicles in the world: vehicle recently achieved a claimed 0 to 60 mph time of 1,94 seconds, along with a best quarter-mile time of 10.24 seconds at 140.8 mph, according to Hemmings.
The quarter-mile time was recorded during a recent session at San Antonio Dragway, and the 0 to 60 time was calculated from it using the Wallace Racing Calculator.
Medford claims the car's two electric motors produce over 800 horsepower and 1,800 pound-feet of torque together.
Now that the Mustang has shown what it can do on the drag strip, Medford is going for outright speed.
He took the car to the Texas Mile, where cars compete to achieve the highest top speed over a straight mile course.
The Mustang achieved 174.2 mph, beating the previous record for a street-legal electric car of 155 mph (previous National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA) record). Medford hopes changes to the car's gearing will allow it to reach 200 mph at the next Texas Mile event in October.
Therefore, let’s wish him good luck and wait more news from him and his company.