It's the EV muscle car we've all been waiting for.
When it debuted late last year, the Ford Mustang Mach-E exceeded all expectations. Applying the iconic Mustang moniker to an electric SUV was always going to be risky, but the sporty design, engaging driving dynamics, and impressive performance lives up to the name.
In its range-topping Performance guise, the Ford Mustang Mach-E develops around 459 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque, enabling the electric SUV to sprint from 0-62 mph in 3.35 seconds. Impressively, that's as fast as the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, which is the fastest and most powerful road car Ford has ever produced.
But what if Ford gave the Mustang Mach-E the high-performance Shelby treatment?
To show us what a hardcore Shelby version of Ford's electric SUV could potentially look like, X-Tomi Design has given the Mustang Mach-E a digital makeover, adding a slew of performance parts to create a Ford super SUV.
To give the Mustang Mach-E Shelby a sportier appearance, the artist has added a sculpted hood, black racing stripes, and a new front grille with the Shelby logo. More prominent side skirts and a rear wing round off the upgrades. It also goes without saying that a Ford Mustang Mach-E Shelby would get a significant power boost.
While this high-performance Ford Mustang Mach-E Shelby is a virtual fantasy for now, it could become a reality one day. In a recent interview, Ed Krenz, Ford Performance chief program engineer, said he is keen to develop a Shelby version of the Mustang Mach-E. "The trick for us is the fun-to-drive part, and sustainability in terms of charging. It needs to be able to go all day on a track day - you can't do 20 minutes and then have to charge it all night," he said.
If it does get the green light, it won't be ready for several years since the regular Mustang Mach-E isn't arriving until early 2021.