Ford has unveiled in the surroundings of the SEMA Show in Las Vegas a novelty that could go through one more restomod, but it is more than that.
Under the neat appearance of a 1978 Ford F-100 hides a completely new mechanics. No, we are not talking about a classic pick-up with a huge V8 engine, but equipped with the new Ford Eluminator electric motor that the oval firm is going to sell to its customers.
A beautiful Ford F-100 that is now electric
Is named Ford F-100 Eluminator, and it is a prototype with which Ford wants to open up to the world of trainers who want to dive into electric engines. Because gross restomods can also be zero emissions.
Taking as a starting point one of the popular pick-up Ford F-100 de 1978This pickup, which on the outside looks almost like a discreet series product, hides two electric motors just like those equipped in the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition.
That is, it has now become an all-wheel drive bug with 486 hp and 860 Nm of torque. Best of all, it delivers brutal power with zero emissions. What they have not revealed are the autonomy or capacity data of their batteries.
This F-100 Eluminator has been created in collaboration between Ford Performance and MLe Racecars using the base of a Roadster Shop signed chassis and Brand X Customs paint job. The rims are a set of 19 inch Forgeline Michelin Latitude Sport roadways.
Inside you cannot miss a complete renovation of materials, upholstery, metal inserts and the double digital display that the Mustang Mach-E uses with its huge 15 inch digital display arranged vertically and the rotary selector for the change.
The new Ford Eluminator engine will be available to the brand’s customers under the auspices of Ford Performance and with the possibility of online shop.
Each Eluminator motor is priced at $ 3,900 (3,365 euros at today’s exchange rate) and offers a unit push of 285 hp and 430 Nm of torque, and is currently approved to circulate in 50 US states.