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It’s only a matter of time till a Mustang EV hits Ford showrooms, as suggested by Ron Heiser, Chief Engineer of the Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV.

This and other key details about the Blue Oval's electric future were learned in an interview with Motoring, shortly after the Mustang Lithium EV prototype made its debut at SEMA.
Ford built that one-off prototype to provide an early look at the Mustangs battery-electric future that's possible now, thanks to the new scalable EV architecture that underpins the Mach-E and several EV's to follow.

Ron couldn't provide any further details on the Mustang EV, but when questioned about the prototype, he indicated that "if you look out in the future – who knows what timeframe that is – the market is eventually going to roll over to EVs,” Till that happens, here's what we think the all-electric Mustang Sports Car could look like with Mach-E's design language:
  1. New Mach-E inspired front fascia with open front grill and two side intake grills.
  2. Headlight DRL LED with Mustang Identity 3 ///.
  3. Lower lip spoiler with wings to match the side skirt wings.
  4. New hood aggressive hood bumps with center intake.
  5. Shelby like fender vents.
  6. Side character lines extended to front fenders.
  7. More pronounced rear 1/4 character lines.
  8. Shave handles (like Mach-E).
  9. Rear-end inspired by Mach-E.
  10. Aero Twist style 21 in rims.
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Specifications like 0-60, horsepower, torque and top speed like what the 900-hp Lithium prototype is capable of, can happen in top tier versions of the Mustang EV (Shelby?).

Already the Mach-E GT Performance Edition is capable of 459-hp and 612 lb.ft of torque with a 0-60 of 3.5 seconds. It's estimated to start from $60,500. On the opposite end, the Mach-E base-model produces 255-hp and 306 lb-ft of torque before options and starts from $43,895. With AWD, it gets 429 lb-ft's. Impressive numbers for an SUV which the Mustang EV is expected to top as any proper sports car should, especially with clear knowledge here of its architecture to be.

What that could mean at launch is, a Mustang EV that gets a 0-60 time of under 3.5 seconds, over 500 hp and 600 lb.ft of torque, around 300 miles of range and priced around the mid-$60k's before options. Currently, the Shelby GT500 that starts from $72,900 gets a 0-60 of 3.3 seconds, something a Mach-E GT equivalent Mustang EV could easily match!

Like the Mach-E, a range of models should arrive priced from the mid-$40k-$60k+ with options like RWD or AWD and standard or extended battery packs to suit a wide range of buyer types.

As for a 900-hp Mustang EV, Ford Performance Chief Program Engineer Ed Krenz said he is “looking forward to the challenge of applying the Shelby characteristics to an electric car.” with the ability to “go all day on a track day” in an Evo interview.
 

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I won't mind having obvious Mach-E design cues worked in as long this next-gen Mustang also has a bit of exotic car DNA, like this:

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Not a fan of the ultra modern design of that gray rendering. Not bad, but looks too much like a Gran Turismo car.
 
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