Still not quite happy about the Ford Mustang name being used for an electric crossover? Perhaps this will assuage your displeasure. Or make it worse. Try to keep an open mind, yeah?
It’s quite clearly not a normal Mach E thanks to some alterations by British firm Motion R. The Lancashire-based company - which specialises in Transit van customisations - has announced a new ‘E Series’ range of upgraded electric vehicles, starting with this worked-over Mach E.
At the front, there’s a new splitter, sitting under a vaned grille which swaps the Mustang’s pony logo for Motion R script. To the sides of the bumper, there are some large dummy intakes.
At the back, there’s a new lower section incorporating a diffuser, plus a sizeable ducktail spoiler just under the rear windscreen. All of these parts plus the wheel arch and sill cladding pieces can be specced in either traditional carbon fibre or the unusual ‘forged’ stuff that’s all the rage right now.
The car in Motion R’s renderings has been lowered significantly, with a sufficiently huge set of bespoke Quantum44 flow-formed wheels completing the stance. Although there are no interior shots just yet, we’re promised the “usual unrivalled Motion R overhaul” including Nappa leather upholstery, a carbon fibre flat-bottom steering wheel and carbon fibre trim.
There’s no word on how much it might cost, nor if any performance upgrades will be offered. Since it’s still early days for electric powertrain tuning options, we suspect there won’t be any, but the Mach E is plenty potent in many of its derivatives anyway. In GT Performance trim, due to launch in the UK this summer, it develops 480bhp and will dispatch 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds.