Written by Kfir Kedem - August 17, 2020
Edited by Asaf Kedem
The classic Mustangs of the 1960s were nothing short of iconic. Muscle cars of that decade in general are considered classics and are sought after by car collectors. There’s something about the design, torque, and driving feel that is just special. Aleksey Rachev, founder of AVIAR, felt that these aspects of classic muscle cars were missing from the modern electric automotive industry.
Rachev founded Russian company AVIAR Motors, which developed the R67, a modern Mustang. With the astonishingly similar design of a 1960s muscle car, the AVIAR R67 is built using the Tesla Model S. The frame, suspension, electronics systems, and even driving functions are all taken from the Model S and modified to fit the coupe body style. The body itself is built out of mainly composite material with some aluminum.
To really drive home the full experience of a muscle car, the R67 has external speakers that will mimic the long-missed noise of classic V8 engines. Additionally, the car is equipped with modern aerodynamic technology such as a diffuser and an automatically deploying wing.
Auto Trendy’s take:
The AVIAR R67 is exciting! It seems that its target clients would likely keep the car’s autopilot feature off and enjoy the drive. The R67 uses modern technology and light-weighting techniques to give the driver the best of both worlds when it comes to exterior design and modern driving ability.