Digitally Tuned Ford Mach-E Is Closer To the Notion of a Mustang
Still not a Mustang, but less of a high-riding crossover anywayby Tudor Rus, on
There’ve been a lot of voices speaking against Ford’s decision to use the Mustang moniker on a crossover, be it a fully-electric one, in tandem with a second name, derived from the iconic Mach 1 nameplate. Some say Ford’s naming gamble might cost the company in the long term, but we’re not here to discuss that.
Today, we stumbled upon a digitally rendered Mach-E that in our view, is closer to what the Mustang name entails. Albeit still a crossover, you’ll see that the vehicle tweaked tastefully by Abimelec Design oozes a lot more sportiness than the real Mach-E EV.
A Lower ride height and new wheels can go a long way
Wheel design is arguably one of the visual factors that can make or break a car. Now, we’re not saying that Ford fitted the Mach-E with bland-looking wheels. Because it didn’t. It’s the exterior color range that needs more gusto, should you ask for our two cents.
Apparently, Abimelec Design is of the same opinion, since he laid out a chrome-y silver shade on the Mach-E’s body with a little help from his little editing friend - that would be Photoshop, of course.
In the process, the Mach-E also got a lower suspension setup that sends it closer to the ground and the beneficial effect of this design trick is immediately visible.
The crossover looks a lot sportier, planted, and ready to burn some rubber. Perhaps it’s the racy wheel design that adds the finishing touches here, but nonetheless, the newfound attire suits the Mach-E very well and finally turns it into a vehicle whose concept is more in line with the legendary naming scheme it inherited.
Coming back to real life, if everything goes according to plan for Ford, Mach-E production should commence in the fall of 2020, followed by media test drives.
As far as deliveries are concerned, the first owners might get their cars as soon as December 2020 or early 2021. That’s a big IF, however, since the coronavirus outbreak will likely move that timeline further down the road.
|Battery Type||Drive Type||Performance||Horsepower and torque|
|Select||Standard Range||Rear-Wheel Drive||255 HP / 306 LB-FT|
|Select||Standard Range||All-Wheel Drive||255 HP / 417 LB-FT|
|Premium||Standard Range||Rear-Wheel Drive||255 HP / 306 LB-FT|
|Premium||Standard Range||All-Wheel Drive||255 HP / 417 LB-FT|
|Premium||Extended Range||Rear-Wheel Drive||282 HP / 306 LB-FT|
|Premium||Extended Range||All-Wheel Drive||332 HP / 417 LB-FT|
|First Edition||Extended Range||All-Wheel Drive||332 HP / 417 LB-FT|
|California Route 1||Extended Range||Rear-Wheel Drive||282 HP / 306 LB-FT|
|GT Performance||Extended Range||All-Wheel Drive||459 HP / 612 LB-FT|