Too bad it isn't real.
Ever since its introduction in 1953, the Chevrolet Corvette has been allowed to reign supreme in the American sports car market, unchecked by GM's two biggest rivals: Ford and Chrysler. The Ford Thunderbird might have been made into a proper Corvette-fighter, but Ford opted instead to mold it into a "personal luxury car," emphasizing comfort and convenience over sportiness. One could make a case for the Dodge Viper, of course, but with a spaceframe chassis, a big V10, and nowhere near the market staying power of the Corvette, the Viper is very much its own thing.
We won't even go to the trouble of making an argument for the Ford GT - a mid-engine supercar so expensive and rare that you'll be lucky just to see one more than half-a-dozen times in your lifetime.
But at last, an artist from Italy by the name of Somak Biswas has come up with a proper Ford-badged answer to Chevrolet's iconic Corvette: the Ford Mustang Mach S.
With design influenced by the new pure-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E and the current Ford Mustang GT, with maybe a bit of C8 Corvette thrown in for good measure, the Mustang Mach S looks like exactly the sort of futuristic, zero-emissions halo sports car Ford could use to carry its Mustang brand forth into the electric era. Low-slung and dramatically styled, with a short hood and relatively cab-forward proportions, Biswas's Mach S looks more European exotic than American muscle, but it's still easily identifiable by its Mach-E-inspired faux grille and tri-bar taillights.
Sadly, it isn't real. This is just one artist's rendition of what the Mustang coupe of the future might look like. Yet the core idea behind the Mach S isn't all that farfetched; like Cadillac with its exclusive, hand-built Celestiq, Ford is likely looking for a stylish, high-performance statement vehicle to call attention to its pure-electric powertrain tech as EVs become an increasingly important part of its business. The Mustang Mach-E is too practical and functional to serve in that role.
So, you never know; maybe something like the Ford Mustang Mach S will make its way onto the road before long.