Its quirks baffle, and its capabilities surprise.
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Bugatti stores a handful of historically significant cars in a picturesque building located a stone’s throw from its factory. One doesn’t blend in with the rest of the collection. It’s a small, yellow and black two-seater named Type 56 that looks more like a horseless carriage than a grand prix-winning machine. It wasn’t designed to race. Ettore Bugatti, the company’s founder, built the electric runabout in 1931 to drive on his property.
Icon, a company known for its high-quality restomod vehicles, is building another Derelict, this one a 1949 Mercury coupe. While the fact Icon is building another one of its sleeper hot rods with patina isn’t the most shocking, what’s under the hood is. The company has teamed up with Stealth EV to turn this latest Derelict into an electric car.
One hundred miles per hour, 6,000 rpm. I shift up to fourth gear at the start/finish line and return the throttle to the floor. The 289 cubic inch V8 revs quickly, feels great over four grand, and sings a sweet howl from the Mustang’s side-exiting exhaust. We’re at Willow Springs Raceway driving a 1965 Shelby GT350 Competition model, a brand-new build constructed by the Original Venice Crew, with license from both Carroll Shelby Licensing and the Ford Motor Company. And I’m four-wheel-drifting i