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Porsche Developing An Electric Supercar To Fight Aston Martin Valkyrie?

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The car will borrow technology from Rimac and should surpass the 918 Spyder in every performance metric.

Porsche has hinted that it is developing a hybrid or electrc supercar to succeed the 918 Spyder.

Speaking at a , Porsche’s EV head Stefan Weckbach remarked that the German automaker’s goal is always to have the “sportiest cars” in the segment.

“Well, all of those Porsche super and hypercars, they aim to be the best in the market at the time,” he stated. “This is the target for the next one as well.”

Porsche presumably has its target set on the Aston Martin Valkyrie, which, with its 1,160 horsepower V12 hybrid powertrain, aims to be the fastest street-legal car when it enters production in 2019.

Although likely not gunning for the overall speed record, the new Tesla Roadster is a serious contender that will supposedly deliver a “hardcore smackdown” to gasoline cars, according to Elon Musk.

It’s not clear exactly what form the new Porsche supercar will take, but Weckbach acknowledged that the company’s recent increased investment in electric supercar builder Rimac involves a “potential for future cooperation.”

According to reports, the car could arrive sometime in 2025, with the 917 Concept (pictured) possibly serving as styling inspiration.

In related news, the Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster could become electric sports cars.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E Has 300-Mile Range, Priced At $44K

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The GT model can hit 60 mph in the mid-three-second range.

Photos, specifications and pricing for the Ford Mustang Mach-E have leaked just days before the electric vehicle’s official debut.

member Buzznwood managed to capture screenshots of Ford’s official web page for the Mach-E before it was taken down.

From the screen, we see that the Mach-E will be available in both rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations. Buyers will have the choice of five trim levels: Select, California Route 1, Premium, First Edition and GT.

The Select trim level starts at $34,895 and has a driving range up to 230 miles (370 km), while the Premium models ($50,600) and California Route 1 ($52,400) get up to 300 miles (483 km) on a full charge.

With a starting price of $60 000, the Mach-E GT can travel up to 235 miles (378 km) and is capable of accelerating from a 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in the mid 3-second range.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium, as well as a First Edition model, go on sale in late 2020, while Select and California Rt. 1 versions will arrive in early 2021.

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Ford Names Its Electric SUV ‘Mustang Mach-E’

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The company has slapped the Mustang badge on a battery-powered SUV.

Ford has given its new all-electric crossover a name — Mustang Mach-E!

As the newest member of the Mustang family, the Mustang Mach-E is a far cry from what you would expect from the iconic nameplate. It’s not a car, let alone a coupe, nor is it powered by an internal combustion engine.

The decision to repurpose the Mustang name for a four-door electric SUV is certainly controversial, but what if it was the only way Ford could keep the Mustang line viable?

Sports cars don’t sell as well as they use to, SUVs and crossovers are what car buyers want, and electric vehicles are supposedly the future.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E will be available for order after making its world debut on November 17. Buyers can reserve a spot in line for one by making a $500 refundable reservation deposit.

Ford has also confirmed that a limited First Edition version will also be available at launch.

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Ford Mustang Lithium Is An Electric Muscle Car With 900HP

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The one-off show car has a manual transmission.

Ford shocked the 2019 SEMA Show with Mustang Lithium prototype, an electrified pony car intended to gauge interest in all-electric sports cars.

The Mustang Lithium is powered by an electric powertrain that produces 900 horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of instantaneous torque, channeled to the wheels by a six-speed manual gearbox and Torsen differential. An 800-volt battery serves as the energy source and can discharge a megawatt of power.

For those wondering why an electric vehicle needs a manual transmission, it doesn’t. It’s not about performance. Rather, the whole point of the manual is to make the car feel more engaging behind the wheel.

According to Ford, the Mustang Lithium will be used to gauge interest in electric sports cars, as well as a test platform for battery and EV powertrain tech co-developed with Webasto.

The automaker will launch a Mustang-inspired electric crossover in 2020, followed by an all-electric F-150 pickup sometime later.

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