Imagine having 1800 lb-ft of torque under your right foot.
Mitch Medford came up with the idea of building high-end electric muscle cars, after seeing a story on the venerable White Zombie 1972 Datsun electric monster. Medford exited the corporate world to work full-time on his dream of building a specialty, high-performance electric classic car business. It’s appropriately named “Bloodshed Motors”. Sick!
His first project is the Zombie 222, a full-bodied, full-glass 1968 Mustang Fastback. Medford said the name came from “two motors, two controllers, and too damn fast”. It has a 1.5 megawatt battery pack and puts out 800 hp with 1800 lb-ft of torque.
Here’s a nice story about the car on the Verge.
Medford took the Zombie 222 to the Texas Mile event and eventually ran 174.2 mph, top-end. It’s zero-to-60 time is 2.4 seconds and quarter mile time is 10.7 seconds at 125 mph.
As you know, I love putting big motors in things. Big gas, big diesel, or big electric…it certainly works for me. The more torque the better.
Check out the Zombie 222 photo gallery.
It’s nice to see that radical innovation, with style, is still thriving in America.