Basic Ford F-100 Eluminator pick-up idea powered by new electrical crate motor
Ford’s EV crate motor is out there to order in america now. It prices $3,900 (round £2,800) and options the identical 277bhp electrical motors discovered within the Mustang Mach-E GT. Reasonably unusually although, Ford doesn’t but promote a battery pack to energy the motor – though the corporate says it’s wanting into it.
The F-100 Eluminator idea has two of those motors (one for every axle), which provides it a reasonably spectacular output of 473bhp and 872Nm of torque. To place that into perspective, that’s greater than 3 times the output of the pick-up’s unique 4.9-litre V8 engine.
The conversion was designed by Ford’s Efficiency division and pieced collectively by the electrical car specialist, MLe Racecars. The pick-up is constructed round a customized chassis and fitted with a number of suspension tweaks to deal with the electrical powertrain’s further grunt.
As it is a present automotive, Ford additionally fitted the inside with a billet aluminium dashboard and customized seats which have been trimmed with avocado-tanned leather-based (for some further eco-points). There’s additionally a bespoke set of 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in grippy Michelin tyres.
Eric Cin, Ford’s world director for Car Personalization, Equipment and Licensing, mentioned: “Ford homeowners have personalised, custom-made and enhanced their automobiles for the reason that starting – from altering seems to bringing the ability.
“Our F-100 Eluminator idea is a preview of how we’re supporting clients as they go all-electric and embrace zero-tailpipe emissions efficiency, even for our heritage automobiles.”
The F-100 Eluminator idea isn’t the one pure-electric creation from Ford’s efficiency skunkworks. The final time we heard from that group of engineers, they’d constructed a 1,400bhp model of the Mustang Mach-E, particularly designed for drifting.
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