And it looks pretty cool.
Though Ford only sold three units of its all-electric Mustang Mach-E in 2020, sales are now in full force, with thousands of vehicles reaching customer's hands. As a sorry for delayed deliveries, customers who purchased a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E received $1,000 off the purchase price. It turns out this is not the only gift they will get with their car.
Anyone who ordered a Mach-E First Edition will receive an additional surprise from the Ford Advanced Manufacturing Center. Each Mach-E First Edition will include a wireframe pony sculpture matching your vehicle's color. The sculpture is pictured below in Grabber Blue.
Ford designed the miniature sculpture to look like the one present at the Mach-E's global debut at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. CarBuzz was in attendance at the event and received a similar pony sculpture to commemorate the car's arrival, though ours lacks the wireframe design.
Ford makes these new sculptures using 3D printing technology. The design is first finished in white before being dyed to match the vehicle color in either Rapid Red Metallic, Grabber Blue Metallic, or Carbonized Gray. Underneath the statue, a baseplate lists the vehicle's VIN. If the gift is well-received, perhaps the automaker will consider offering similar gifts for other special edition vehicles.
"This isn't the first time we've 3D-printed a vehicle part, but this one is different," said Harold Sears, technical leader for additive manufacturing. "It highlights a special connection with the customer and is really exciting because it showcases the potential to personalize. When you think additive manufacturing, you think of making parts, assembly fixtures, or jigs to help build a vehicle, but this is another place where additive manufacturing can shine."
Ford initially sold out of the Mach-E First Edition before offering a second batch to customers. The company has not disclosed how many First Edition models were ordered, but each was powered by electric motors producing 332 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque.