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The perfect all-electric Ford Mustang is actually a souped-up Tesla

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When American carmaker Ford announced that it was breathing new life into the Mustang name and resurrecting it in the form of an electric vehicle people were a bit miffed. “Electric and Mustang‽” they scoffed, “those two words just don’t go together!”

I’m not even going to touch the whole “what’s a Mustang badge doing on a crossover SUV” conversation.

Bringing back iconic names is a bit on trend at the moment, Ford isn’t alone in reviving a defunct name and reinventing it with more environmentally sound drivetrains. GMC is also bringing the Hummer name out of retirement and slapping it on the grille of an all-electric pickup truck.

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The thing with the Ford, though, is that the Mustang Mach-E bears virtually nothing in common with its spiritual grandparent. It just has a charging stallion on the front, and that’s about it. If you’re one of those “cars looked better in the 60s” people, then I might have the answer.

A boutique electric car startup from Russia, called Aviar, is working on a Mustang-styled concept that’s built atop a Tesla Model S platform.

Credit: Aviar Motors