A teaser posted to the company's Instagram has left us dying of curiosity.
Ford's decision to extend the iconic Mustang nameplate to include a pure-electric crossover utility vehicle was contentious, to say the least. But lest you think the Blue Oval is about to dilute the Mustang brand with some half-baked non-performer, you should know that the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is set to deliver some serious performance, especially with enthusiast-focused models like the Mach-E GT and a yet-to-be-developed Shelby Mach-E.
Case in point: Ford even appears to be working with Formula DRIFT great Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his performance brand, RTR Vehicles, with which Ford Performance has a longstanding relationship. The teaser below, posted to RTR's official Instagram and Facebook pages this week, has got us all sorts of curious.
The clip features a slow pan over a skid mark-stricken bit of tarmac as, somewhere off-camera, a Ford Mustang Mach-E whines aggressively in a sort of shouting match with some unidentified gasoline-powered Mustang. At the very least, this teaser could point toward a forthcoming video in which RTR pits one of the more performance-oriented Mach-E's against a traditional 'Stang to prove the former's drifting competence.
At the most, it could point to a future RTR-tuned version of the Mustang Mach-E, akin to the performance packages RTR offers today for traditional Mustang models. That may seem unlikely, but an EV could lend itself especially well to a high-performance drift missile, what with its copious torque and precisely controlled powertrain.
In all of this, still another question remains: is this teaser at all related to the spy video that surfaced earlier in the month, showing a Ford Mustang Mach-E being hooned hard at the North Carolina Center for Automotive Research? That Mach-E was almost unidentifiable as it was missing about half its bodywork, and it appeared to be modified with different wheels and tires, a broader track width, and loads of bulky, exposed cooling equipment.
Most likely, we'll have our answer on July 21, which is when RTR is set to reveal... well, whatever it is they've been working on.