Opinion: Yes, The Ford Mustang Mach-E Is A Real Mustang


Opinion: Yes, The Ford Mustang Mach-E Is A Real Mustang

From someone who has driven them all.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is a Mustang. There. I said it. In fact, I’ve been saying it basically since this all-electric crossover debuted at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. But I based that argument more on understanding and agreeing with Ford’s logic in tying up its most iconic nameplate with its first modern, long-range electric vehicle, rather than extensive first-hand experience from behind the wheel.

That changed this past week, when I spent several hundred miles behind the wheel of a Rapid Red Mustang Mach-E. I’ve driven nearly every Mustang variant since the revolutionary 2005 redesign, from base V6 models to supercharged V8s and track specials – as well as aftermarket jobs from Roush and Shelby – and I can say with absolute confidence that the Mach-E does all the things a pony car should, and it does them well.

That’s not actually surprising when you consider the original Mustang’s product brief. According to historical memos provided by Ford ahead of this year’s Mustang Day celebrations, the “Special Falcon,” as the original Mustang was known during development, should seat four people, offer both six- and eight-cylinder engine options, feature “attractive styling and unique appearance,” and boast a low price to compete with the Chevrolet Corvair Monza. For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.

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