Ford Mustang Lithium: 900 horsepower, over 1000 lb-ft of instant torque, and a stick shift

Having put $500 million into EV startup Rivian earlier this year, Ford is investing a total of more than $11.5 billion in electrified vehicles by 2022, starting with the Mustang-inspired electric SUV in 2020, and an all-electric F-150 coming “in a few years.” When an electric Mustang would enter production remains an open question, but it shouldn’t be as far down the line as some V-8 fans may imagine. Enter the Mustang Lithium, which just bowed at SEMA.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/11/06/ford-mustang-lithium-900-horsepower-1000-lb-ft-torque-and-stick

Thought EVs didn’t need transmissions (all torque is available instantly on demand)?

So is the stick-shift just a placebo in this SEMA Mustang?

The Porsche Taycan has a two-speed gearbox. Electric motors can be efficient at low speeds or at high speeds, but not both. Most EV makers go for impressive 0-60 times.

This car sounds like a real Tesla killer. But it’s a one-off car, not a production car you can buy in a dealership with a factory warranty and dealer support.