The Mullen Five RS is a super-fast crossover with 200 mph and 1,000 horsepower

The Mullen Five RS is a super-fast crossover with 200 mph and 1,000 horsepower

With interesting styling, big performance claims, and production scheduled for late 2025, the Mullen Five RS should be interesting

    The Mullen Five RS is a super-fast crossover with 200 mph and 1,000 horsepower

The world is starting to look very bleak for startups aiming to break into the electric vehicle market. That means brands striving to survive must make big commitments, and that’s exactly what Mullen is doing with the Five RS, a high-performance version of its crossover unveiled today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. .

Although seeing electric cars with impressive performance numbers is nothing new, it’s still a bit surprising to encounter an electric crossover that promises this much. Equipped with twin motors located at the front and rear axles, the Five RS has an impressive 1,000 PS (746 kW/1,014 PS) and more than 850 lb-ft (1,151 Nm) at its disposal, with Mullen claiming it will be capable of up to 60 mph. time (96 km/h) in less than two seconds.

Even more impressive, the automaker promises its crossover will be capable of reaching a top speed of 200 mph (322 km/h) or higher. This speed is achieved with the help of a two-speed gearbox in the style of the Porsche Taycan and interesting aerodynamic settings.

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As you can see, the model has a large spoiler at the back, as well as a rear spoiler where the rear window meets the body. Another interesting design cue is the channel on the front. While supercars like Ferrari and other cars use vents like this that create a double-layered hood, the way the intakes here form a ‘mesh’ of sorts, is a neat solution, and I think it’s attractive.

To ensure it can accelerate consistently, Mullen says it has designed an “ultra-performance racetrack” mode. This adjusts settings in throttle mapping, powertrain, battery cooling, dampers, and steering feel to give drivers the best possible experience.

To slow it all down, the Five RS gets six-piston Brembo brakes up front, and four-piston calipers at the rear, which are all mounted on carbon ceramic discs. Around them, Mullen placed high-performance tires measuring 21 inches in the rear, and 20 inches in the front. According to the automaker, the RS can come to a complete stop from 100 km/h (62 mph) in 110 feet (33 metres).

The Five RS is 193 inches (4,902 mm) long, 80 inches (2,032 mm) wide, and 64 inches (1,626 mm) high, with a wheelbase of 116 inches (2,946 mm) and ground clearance of 6.7 inches (170 mm). millimeter).

300 mile range and 800V fast charging architecture

The model is equipped with a 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack that Mullen hopes will deliver 300 miles (483 km) per charge or 25 miles less than the regular Five. To ensure it can charge quickly, it features an 800-volt build that allows it to go from zero to 80 percent in about 20 minutes.

Speaking of high-tech features, it also has an integrated infotainment system, an AI-based personal assistant called Persona, facial recognition technology, and Level 2+ driver assistance technology. Drivers will be treated to luxurious Nubuck leather and Alcantara seats accented with carbon fiber backs. The door inserts are also made of lightweight material, and the Five RS is expected to weigh 5,070 pounds (2,300 kg).

Mullen expects the Five RS to begin production in late 2025, with sales scheduled to begin in mid-2026. Subsequent versions of the SUV will follow, including the $55,000 entry-level model (it was scheduled to launch late last year), right on time.

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