Mullen Unleashes Five RS at CES 2024, Boasting 1,000 Horsepower

Revving up the excitement at CES 2024, electric automaker Mullen pulled the wraps off its latest creation, the Five RS. This souped-up version of the original Five electric SUV, showcased in Los Angeles over two years ago, packs not only a punch in performance but also a serious style upgrade.

Bold Makeover: Flashier Looks, Aggressive Stance

Gone is the demure shape of the Five, replaced with a head-turning design that wouldn’t be out of place at SEMA. Lower and more aggressive, the Five RS sports eye-catching features like an assertive front spoiler, side skirts, fender flares, and a rear diffuser. Adding to the visual flair is an extra grille up front, complemented by a substantial wing on top. Rolling on 21-inch wheels by default, drivers can opt for even larger 22-inch wheels. Inside, the cabin retains the calm vibes of the Five but steps up its game with Alcantara, carbon fiber seat backs and trim, and a larger driver instrument screen.

Power Play: 1,000 Horsepower, Dual Motors, and Two-Speed Transmission

Under the hood, the Five RS doesn’t disappoint in the performance department. Boasting dual motors with a claimed 1,000 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque, it takes a unique approach with a two-speed transmission (presumably for each motor). This bucks the trend of most electric vehicles sticking to a single-speed setup. With these powerhouses, the 5,070-pound beast can reportedly accelerate from 0 to 50 in under 2 seconds and reach a top speed of 200 mph.

Juiced Up: Larger Battery, Impressive Charging, and Slightly Reduced Range

Powering the Five RS’s motors is a beefier 100-kWh capacity battery, utilizing an 800-volt architecture. Despite the increased capacity, Mullen claims it can still charge to 80% in a speedy 21 minutes, matching the regular Five’s 95-kWh battery pack. However, the range takes a slight hit, dropping to a targeted 300 miles compared to the original’s 325. The blame may lie on the heavier wheels, stickier tires, and increased drag from the modified bodywork.

Stopping on a Dime: Brembo Brakes for Impressive Halts

Ensuring the Five RS can handle its incredible speed, Mullen equips it with Brembo carbon ceramic brakes on all corners. The fronts boast 15.7-inch rotors with six-piston calipers, while the rears feature 14.6-inch rotors with four-piston calipers. Mullen claims stopping distances of 110 feet or less from 60 mph, providing confidence in the braking department.

Wallet Alert: No Exact Pricing Yet, but a $500 Deposit Reserves Excitement

While the exact pricing and delivery dates for the Five RS remain a mystery, enthusiasts can secure their spot in line with a $500 refundable deposit. One thing is for sure, with its power-packed performance and striking design, the Five RS won’t come cheap, likely surpassing the $55,000 starting price of the regular Five.