This is our first look at a Shelby Mustang Mach-E
Our first glimpse at how Ford's raciest electric 'Stang could look will land at SEMA
We’re pretty sold on the Ford Mustang Mach-E so far. It may not fit the usual ‘Stang conventions, but it’s as appealing – and affordable – as family-sized electric SUVs get.
But could a Shelby version also give it the credibility to draw in the muscle car obsessives? There’s already been suggestion one will come, and perhaps this is how it’ll look.
The Shelby Mustang Mach-E GT Concept is among the bunch of showy concepts Ford is taking to the SEMA show in Las Vegas. On the surface, we have a graphene-infused carbonfibre body kit, which improves aerodynamics as well as appearance, at least according to Ford’s own eyes. We’re also pretty sold, and apparently that huge vent in the bonnet does serve an aero purpose while the wheel arch extensions are a nice touch too.
Happily, there’s work beneath it all to justify the gauche stripes: at the end of Shelby-tuned MagneRide dampers and composite carbon springs are a set of new one-piece forged Monoblock wheels wrapped in racy Michelin EV tyres. There’s a pair of Recaros tucked inside a car Ford says “is a look of what could come from the legendary performance brand”. There's no word on power output, mind.
Not sold on this direction for modified Mach-Es? Well not to worry, because Ford’s made a couple more. The Tjin Edition Mach-E California Route One sticks an electric bike on the back and powers it with roof-mounted solar panels, while sticking custom air lift Hoppo’s Suspension, extra large brakes and wild 22in Vossen wheels beneath a searing orange paint job.
Then there’s the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Mustang Mach-E GT AWD. Car names get no longer and little worthier. And little faster too, hopefully; a bunch of mild dynamic mods are intended to whisk the 480bhp Mach-E GT to 200mph at the 2022 Bonneville Speed Week before the car’s auctioned off for a good cause.
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