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Thursday, January 22, 2015

1968 Mustang Fastback / All Electric Zombie 222

The car featured in this article is a 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback, entirely powered by electric fuel cells. In addition to that, the car's ownership claims a Zero to 60 MPH time of 2.82 seconds. The original engine for this car was a 289 cubic inch small-block. When this car hit the drag strip with it's powerful electric batteries it's front wheels raised over a foot off the ground. The converted model shown here is the prototype Zombie 222.

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68 Ford Mustang Zombie 222
Electric Automobile Motors

We haven't reached the time as of this writing where muscle car enthusiasts discuss kilowatts and power in the same sentence. Where would that loud engine roar come from? Isn't that a feature of very powerful car engines, a loud sound? What should a person do with all those batteries when they are "dead"? These cannot just be thrown out. These dead battery cells are full of lead and other toxic and corrosive substances.

The all electric Tesla Roadster is a fast car, has a good design and has great performance. With that being said, the Ford Motor Company has discussed the possibility of some future Mustang models being all electric powered. As it is now, electric powered vehicles on the road today would and do require recharging perhaps every 100 miles. This would make the automobile suitable for short range drivers.

The story told below covering the specifications and ratings for the 1968 Ford Mustang Zombie 222 shown in this article is highly interesting and impressive.

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Warp 11 engine
The all electric 1968 Ford Mustang, the Zombie 222 conversion featured in this article is one of several protoype electric vehicles built. In the case of the Mustang Zombie 222, the car's performance speaks for itself. When the car drives past the only sound you'll likely hear is that of the tires rolling over the pavement. The fact of the matter is that the electric Zombie 222 is basically silent running but can do the quarter mile in 10.5 seconds.

For a comparison, let's look at a few 68 Ford Mustang performance numbers. The1968 Ford Mustang GT COUPE dragster was rated for the quarter mile at 13.386 seconds. Zero to 60 was rated at 2.217 seconds.

A 69 Mustang Fastback Coupe with a 429 V-8 delivering 380 horsepower and a four speed manual gear box did Zero to 60 in 5.1 seconds.

A 1969 Ford Mustang Mach I with a 351 cubic inch 245 horsepower four speed manual combination did the Zero to 60 in 7.5 seconds.

The 68 Ford Mustang Fastback Zombie 222 delivers some pretty impressive numbers compared to the cars mentioned above.

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Zombie 222 lithium batteries
The 1968 Ford Mustang Zombie 222

The prototype 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback Zombie 222 is powered by two, 11-inch electric motors, a pair of Zilla controllers, and a 40 kWh battery pack. This set up helps deliver an amazing 750 horsepower.  The prototype Zombie 222 car shown here is perfect for someone who wants to buy a Tesla but misses his old muscle car too much.

This Mustang that was converted to all electric was found in Houston Texas. The car as rust free and, as mentioned above, had a 289 cubic inch engine in it that was taken out.

Two Texas automobile enthusiasts put together Bloodshed Motors with the intention of doing to it's Mustangs what Caroll Shelby did for the Mustang during the 1960's. Of course while Shelby worked with large displacement Ford internal combustion engines, the people at Bloodshed Motors are doing it with clean green electric power. 

1968 Ford Mustang Zombie 222 Specifications

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Batteries installed in trunk
The body of this all electric car is a 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback.

The power capacity for this car consists of 42 kWh, 3600 amps and 355 nominal volts. Battery is Lithium.

Rear suspension is 3 link Street or Track and front suspension is Coil over Street or Track. The braking system consists of four wheel 13" high performance Wilwood disc.

As mentioned above the power plant consists of two Warp 11 electric motors. The motor is an 11.45" diameter, series wound DC motor with a .875" diameter tailshaft. The motor case length is 17.085 inches. Max RPM's are 8,000.

The Zombie 222 does Zero to 60 in 2.82 seconds and the quarter miles in 10.5 seconds. This is even with the front wheels rising over a foot at the start. Claimed street range is 125 miles.

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Bloodshed Motors in Austin, Texas will pioneer the building of Super Electric Muscle cars. They take classic muscle cars and convert them to electric power with terrific performance. Their first car featured here was the iconic 68 Ford Mustang Fastback with no accident history and no rust. The aim is to produce specs that surpass just about any production "muscle" car of today including almost any production car. The "222" of the prototype Zombie 222 model shown here stands for 2 monster motors, 2 monster controllers and 2 fast.

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1 comment:

  1. That is pretty awesome!!! Can't make car noises?