That's insane. 4wd and 0-60 in 2.2 seconds. I never thought I'd see the day.
I'd consider buying from Russia since I have a Russian motorcycle and it's great. It feels like the country and the stuff they make is getting better. But there's choice. A UK firm is also making electric replica Mustangs from the 60s:
the video visual is much nicer, but both companies are missing one thing...the price, but i guess if you have to ask you can't afford
It is interesting that Ford doesn't offer a high powered electric Mustang, but a British firm and a Russian firm do. Is the appearance of a Mustang not copywrited or patented or owned by the original manufacturer?? Certainly the name is owned by Ford, isn't it??
Major auto manufacturers are going to have to compete with lots of small, innovative firms from all over the world apparently. Interesting times we live in.
Lots of of power and speed for these electric Mustangs - but I didn't see information about charging capabilities and ranges which are going to be important to some buyers of electric vehicles - but probably not these electric Mustangs.
These electric Mustangs are exciting, but I'm more interesting in a Bolinger https://www.bollingermotors.com
or an all electric Range Rover Discovery or a Rivian for my own use.
I'd consider buying from Russia since I have a Russian motorcycle and it's great.
I always wanted one. If they come up with an electric Ural, I'd be all over it! Plenty of space to store many batteries and even a third wheel drive.. 🔌 🔌🔌 🤣
I absolutely love the classic Mustang body. But it seems like it would feel really weird to floor it in a car that looks like this and not hear that vicious V8 growl.
Got you covered:
The article leads with this: The only thing missing is a dog in the sidecar with doggles. I have that covered:
fully agree, sometimes a visual just isn't enough
I found another article, and the Russian version is quicker 0-60 quite a lot quicker, the British version only does it in 3.09 seconds...
...but i did find out the price £5000/ $6330 is required as a deposit and the full price begins at £200,000/ $253,000
I love that perfect picture of yours, such a happy sight! For me the Ural lust goes back to the days when I could get my hands on one brought in by Ukrainians, after the fall of the Berlin wall, in the local flea market, but they were too expensive! I do recall one particular side car version on which the gentleman routed some flexible metal tubing to bring a bit of exhaust gases onto the rider's hands as a warming up device! Heated grips weren't invented yet, and to regulate heat flow he had garden hose look alike valves inline on those pipes. Eventually I bought a new Jawa 350 from them, and loved it.
The electric Ural really is very cool, thank you for that! Back to the OP topic, I think the only reason we are hanging on to internal combustion (aside from big money for the corporations) is for me at least the coolness of a rumbling engine and the distance - range which can't be beat given the current infrastructure of refueling stations. But really all practical factors are in favor of electrics, it's just a matter of time before finding a gas station will become a challenge.. I didn't say how much time, I wish I knew that. lol!
Not sure about Russian cars, but lots of us will probably end up buying Chinese electric cars.
The Wall Street Journal had an article today that was surprising. I know most people don't subscribe, so I'll quote a little bit of it:
SHANGHAI—A downturn in China’s car market has wrong-footed some of the world’s biggest auto makers, saddling them with factories they no longer need and that are costly to retool.
It has gotten so bad that at one Peugeot factory, skilled workers spend their days washing floors or attending Communist Party political study sessions at work. At a Ford plant, workers’ shifts have been reduced to a few days a month, according to employees.
Now these auto makers face a painful dilemma: Abandon those big investments, or invest even more to turn around dying plants at an uncertain time in a crucial market.
“Looking back, it wasn’t the right choice” to build new factories, said Paul Gong, an auto analyst at UBS Group AG . “No one was willing to predict that they might ever lose market share in China.”
Yep, traditional car makers in China are hurting.
On the other hand:
The funniest part? Top20 biggest sellers - not a single non-Chinese one, and only one I ever heard about (Geely - now owners of Volvo).
Aside from the shocking (to me) news, I wonder about their road infrastructure..
When you say 'their' i presume you are talking about the Chinese, road building capabilities and infastructure...yeah that got that covered, not just in China but almost everywhere else too that is willing to trade roads for ???????
Yes, that is what I meant. I was not only thinking how can so many Chinese now afford so many cars, but where do they drive them?! Thank you for the insightful article. Based on that, it appears that (I wish I could say politics aside), there are some visionary minds concurring towards a greater infrastructure and cooperation there, while perhaps we should fear North America may be soon left behind in terms of economic and social progress? Or am I totally off in my view?
funnily enough i was made aware of this by a few ride reports on advrider (@Chris) one friend who works in Krygestan in the summer months and has for over two decades took a ride into Tajikistan and planned to take a favorite dirt track.
He came across a large fence about 5 miles or more inside Tajikistan, he sadi he rde trying to find a gate, he didn't but found a local who told him "that's China now!"
They had handed over a massive section of land and mineral rights for road developent.
I have heard the same from riders in other countries and continents, especially Africa
I'm worried about Tesla in China. Because tariffs they decided to build a huge gigafactory there.
I guess global domination has major risks and is more important, especially for a company who has never shown consistent profit margins.
From what I understand (having not been there but on spoken with others who have) most of China is like a third world country, but new cities are popping up all over the place, some not even shown on maps. With this new found wealth come needs and wants and I guess Telsa wants to be at the forefront of that new potential business
As this post was originally about cars, let the car people speak, and who better than Jeremy Clarkson, back in 2012, watch the video and see the devlopment since these videos were made
Beauty! Reminds me of my teen summers in Russia, secretly riding grandpa's motorcycle with cousin and friends :-)
Welcome to Cake, ilya. 🎂 Great find, good thing you speak Russian.
That site has an awesome slideshow with major eye candy. Oh my God: