Recently, Dodge made news by saying its beloved V8 performance cars are going full EV in the not-too-distant future. BMW is talking about a similar transition.
Meanwhile, Ford makes a GT version of the Mustang Mach-E — and once showed a current-gen Mustang with an electric motor and a six-speed manual transmission at SEMA. Even EVs that are meant for utility than performance can be quite quick, thanks to the fact that with most EVs, peak torque is available almost instantly off “idle”.
We’re enthusiasts around these parts, but we’re also realists. There’s a strong possibility that most, if not, all high-performance sports cars will be EV-powered relatively soon. It’s not a given, but it’s possible. So, too, is a future in which V8-powered muscle cars duke it out with EVs for track superiority. Hybrids, of course, will also be part of the mix — they already are — but I’m mostly curious here about how folks will respond to battery-only cars. After all, hybrids still use internal combustion and therefore offer a familiar experience.
The question is, are you ready? Will you miss the exhaust notes of a gas-guzzling V8? Or will you prefer near-silence and near-instant torque while lapping an EV around Gingerman or Mid-Ohio?
We ask, you answer.
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