When Ford launched the Mustang Mach-E, we were already prepared with a set of exclusive renditions depicting a possible Shelby variant. We couldn't resist poking some fun – labeling a four-door electric crossover with the Mustang brand is controversial enough, but would Ford really offer a Shelby version? A new report from Evo strongly suggests that a Mach-E Shelby can actually happen.
Before we go any further, know that we made direct contact with Ford about this because even rumors about a Mach-E Shelby threaten the space-time of the drug. However, these are not unclear rumors – the Evo report credits Ford Performance Chief Program Engineer Ed Krenz as talking about a Mach-E Shelby, specifically that he “looks forward to the challenge of using the Shelby features of an electric car. "
Beyond that, he reportedly said it" must be able to walk all day on a track day. “The context of the discussion seemed to indicate that he was referring to charging capability as opposed to mechanical reliability, but even so, this thing is not even tackling the current crop of dedicated EV supercars. In other words, such a Mach-E Shelby is probably not soon.
When we talk about it, back to the official word we got from a Ford spokesman about this report.
With the Mustang, there is always the option of performance variants. Right now, the Shelby GT500 is currently hitting dealers and following the all-new electric Mustang Mach-E-SUV next year. It's too early to speculate beyond the two new members of the Mustang lineup.
In other words, there is no confirmation or refusal from Ford regarding a Mach-E Shelby. We pressed the case to see if Ford could at least confirm or deny Krenz made such statements, but so far we have received no response.
We have only been introduced to the first Mustang that is not. "t a two-door pony car, but already the name has filled the enthusiast community with hatred. A petition to change the name officially gathers signatures, but is the controversy justified? Mach-E is literally less than a week old – absolutely no Outside Ford has even driven it even though we got seat time in the passenger seat and were pretty impressed with the whole thing. It is possible that this transition may actually be a very good vehicle which is actually fun to drive.  But is it a Mustang, and can it ever be a Shelby? These are two very good questions.