Should we change that phrase? "Lithium-footing it"?
The team are starting a business, Bloodshed Motors, where the idea is to build amped up conversions of classic muscle cars. The target market are rich guys with a Tesla Model S who yearn for a muscle car that doesn't get them dirty.
I wasn't able to find a website for Bloodshed Motors, and the Plasma Boy Racing website doesn't have details about this business. (Wayland's last blog entry is from over 2 years ago, a fascinating story about when he rented an EV1 back in the day.)
The spec's I've gathered from other news reports are:
- 1968 Mustang - rust free, found in Houston
- Dual Netgain Warp 11 motors
- Dual Zilla controllers
- "Gear Vendors overdrive unit"
- 40 kilowatt-hour Kokam pack
- 120 mile range (they didn't specify test procedure for this)
- 750 horsepower
- 1,800 ft-lb torque
- "Street or Track-developed coilover shocks" in the front
- "Strange Ford 9-inch axle" in the rear along with "Street or Track" suspension
- 13 inch brakes on all wheels
- 0-60 miles/hr - 3 seconds
To demonstrate what they've built, they're taking the Black Zombie to an Austin drag strip this week. They've borrowed a "1.5 megawatt battery pack" from Don Garlits, that he used in an earlier record run, which in the Black Zombie should put down 1,500 horsepower. With whatever performance it delivers, they'll open the order book.
The price starts at $200,000 if Bloodshed Motors supplies the donor car. If the customer supplies it, the price drops.
While they're starting with Mustangs, they expect to branch out to similar muscle cars in the future. The Camaro's, etc. They may even get into the business of selling kits.