This is the electric Mustang that would have Elon Musk shook
In a parallel universe with no Tesla, this is what the Elon working for Ford would have given us.
It's said 'imitation is the highest form of flattery'. This four-door electric "Mustang Mach-F" is the Tesla Model S doppelganger. It's the Porsche Taycan's long lost burger-eating twin. The similarities are obvious to even the most crudely informed consumer. The Tesla and Porsche are edging in on the most opulent and sybaritic lifestyle; do we think this Ford could fit into the market?
This "Mustang Mach-F" was created by Emre Husman. He decided to come up with a "5-door fastback electric Mustang" after seeing the Mach-E when it was unveiled late last year. He writes, "I imagined this car as a direct rival to Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan. Overall dimensions are similar to the BMW M8 Gran Coupe, which would make it a perfect autobahn machine."
The three chevrons are consistent with the image of Mustang. - Photo courtesy of Emre Husmen.
I couldn't agree more with Emre. This four-door "Mustang Mach-F" is the perfect Tesla Model S and Taycan fighter. It's another example of how electricity can be exciting instead of a dreary eco-machine. It's an evolution of the Mustang spirit, yet different and separate from the Mustang we know - not to destroy the fan base of the original pony.
I can accept a four-door Mustang, just not a crossover. - Photo courtesy of Emre Husmen.
Knowing the Mustang name will now be a brand produced under Ford, we should have high expectations. The Mach-E is an underwhelming product for such a haloed name. An electric crossover is the best the new Mustang brand could give us? It's too bad Emre didn't have some say at Ford - he produced something I think we could all support.
Emre even went through the thought process to envision technology this electric pony could have, as evidence with the steering wheel. Does anyone have a fingerprint start button? I'd think this would be a solid piece of technology for an electric car. There is no starter motor wind up prior to dropping into drive. It would be an instantaneous motion from granting access to accessing drive modes.
Where do you launch the rockets? Ejector seat? - Photo courtesy of Emre Husmen.
I genuinely wish this was the first electric vehicle for the Mustang brand and not the crossover we're getting. It feels disingenuous of Ford to brand a crossover with the name Mustang. It isn't a Mustang we're familiar with and surely one we didn't ask for. Who are these marketing people anyhow?! Where do they pick people that say they're 'okay' with this scheme.