Ford Revives Iconic Twister Livery With Mustang Mach-E Special Edition

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Sadly, it's not coming to America - for now, at least.

It's not hard to see why the Mustang Mach-E is Ford's golden child. Americans are enamored with the electric crossover. Due to surging demand, the Blue Oval was forced to stop taking MY2022 orders. Happily, orders have recommenced for the new model year. Aside from subtle updates and inflated pricing, it's still the same EV customers love.

Over in China, it is also proving popular - sales have increased 16% since deliveries commenced in December 2021. To bolster this success, Ford's Chinese arm has released a GT Twister Special Edition that harks back to the iconic 1970 Mach 1 Twister. Cue the outcry in the comments.


To pay tribute to the famed muscle car, Ford has painted the Twister Special Edition in Whispering Orange and teamed it with a black hood stripe and black painted wheels. The classic Mustang doesn't have much of a following in China, so Ford hopes to educate buyers about the "Twister" history.

The Twister Special Edition is based upon the top-of-the-line GT Performance Edition. As a reminder, the sportiest Mach-E boasts 480 horsepower and 634 lb-ft of torque, propelling it to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds.

In terms of technology, the Twister Special Edition has a rather neat trick up its sleeve. It and the rest of the range will be made available with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon SA8155P chip, which improves the vehicle's infotainment system and technological capabilities.

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As per the automaker, the improved chip has triple the CPU computing power and five times the GPU computing power. It's free, although there's a caveat. Ford will only provide the upgrade to customers who encourage one friend to test drive a Mach-E and get another five to sign up to the Ford Electric Horse app.

Save for the aesthetic updates, there don't seem to be additional changes to the electric crossover. The Twister limited edition was first introduced on the iconic 1970 Mustang Mach 1 and is a cherished collector's piece; a mere 96 units left the factory. Of course, it differs from its spiritual successor in one crucial way - it's powered by a glorious 7.0-liter V8.

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The Twister special edition later made a return in 1985 and again in 2008, although the former isn't as desirable as its counterparts. Over in the States, Ford is expected to introduce a Mustang Mach-E special edition of its own. Perhaps Nite Pony isn't the most appealing name for a new model, but the official images supplied by Ford suggest a good-looking EV.

Nite Pony models will receive sinister-looking exterior elements, such as darkened badging, black-painted wheels, as well as black grille details, front and rear spoilers, and side skirts. The package costs $800.

There's no word as to whether the Twister will make it to our shores, but we hope it does. It looks great and should enhance the already strong appeal.


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