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Yes, the Mach-E's front trunk (frunk) is suitable for gameday...

"The all-electric Mustang Mach-E’s front trunk, or frunk, is a 4.8-cubic-foot plastic space – the equivalent to a 36-gallon cooler – that sits underneath the hood."

Kansas City football fans can bask in the glory of a world championship – at least for the next six months or so – but for fans across the country, it’s not too early to start thinking about next season. Specifically, the tailgating.
Here are four ways football fans can elevate their tailgates for next season with the all-electric Mustang Mach-E’s front trunk, or frunk, a 4.8-cubic-foot plastic space – the equivalent to a 36-gallon cooler – that sits underneath the hood. (In a gas-powered vehicle, where the engine is typically located.)

  1. The trunk in the front is about the size of a large cooler, so fans can forget about lugging a heavy cooler to a tailgate. Just fill the front trunk with ice and beverages and cruise right up to your tailgate. When you’re done, open the drain cap at the bottom of the front trunk and let gravity do the rest.
  2. Sign up to bring a gameday spread best served chilled? Top off the frunk with some shaved ice to keep veggies, dips and even shrimp cold and ready to eat.
  3. Feed an entire team by loading the front trunk with hot wings: you can hold more than 1,000 regular sized wings with the extra storage space. And don’t worry about the sauce – you can open the drain cap and hose down the front trunk when you get home.
  4. Play a game of long-distance cornhole or show off your passing skills by challenging friends to a “closest to the front trunk” contest." ~ Ford
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Someone on a different thread asked how the photo we've all seen with the ice cooler in the frunk could possibly work, since it was sticking up over the lip. The image of the inside of the hood seems to answer that.
 

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Someone on a different thread asked how the photo we've all seen with the ice cooler in the frunk could possibly work, since it was sticking up over the lip. The image of the inside of the hood seems to answer that.
I'm surprised there was that much room on the underside which goes to show it really does live up to its name.
 

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I stumbled across this hilarious article that looks at what other kinds of food you can stick in the Mach-E's frunk (Chowder, Jell-O, and Ramen).


The Obvious Choice

Everybody likes clam chowder right? Rich people, poor people–people of all races, creeds, genders and ethnicities. Well, actually I’m sort of just guessing at that. Doesn’t matter, though. What does matter is how much chowder it would take to fill this frunk.

The Mach-E’s frunk is 4.8 cubic feet in volume. The great part about soup like clam chowder is none of this space will be wasted. Wings or shrimp would be a lot of air–I want to maximize the calories and nutrition.

4.8 cubic feet is about 4,596 ounces. The cans of soup I’m looking at right now–I’m looking at a lot of soup–are 19 ounces each. If we round up, that’s 242 cans of soup. The particular flavor of Campbell’s I’m looking at is also the chunky variety if you feel that’s important. These cans are $1.79 a piece at my local supermarket, meaning it would cost $433.18 to completely fill the frunk. Also, if you wanted to serve everybody, you would need some spoons. We can’t just slurp out of the frunk. That would, after all, be unsanitary.

Actually, you could just open the drain plug at the bottom of the frunk one at a time–taking turns sharing the chowder under the car. Forget about the spoons–I’m sorry.

There’s two servings per can, meaning you could theoretically feed 484 people out of the frunk. That’s actually very impressive. On a two-thousand calorie diet, if you ate every meal from the nourishing frunk of the Mach-E, you could still feed 44 people.

That still sounds a little expensive, though. I’m also not in the mood for soup, really. What about dessert?

It’s Pudding Time

We’re trying to save money here, right? We’re not gonna buy the little cups and dump them all in individually. That defeats the purpose of the frunk. We’re gonna get the mix and find some milk.

Alright, it’s three cups of milk per five ounces of this mix. The mix is $1.39 per box, and it would take 36 gallons of milk. Let’s do a quick google search to see the price of milk.

Alright, we’re gonna go with 2% because whole milk is disgusting and 1% tastes like skim milk that has something to prove. Two-percent is four bucks a gallon. If you’re lactose intolerant, I’m sorry, you can’t do this.

Thirty-six multiplied by four… that’s $144 dollars for the milk. The total for the pudding mix is $262.71. That brings our grand total for pudding (I chose chocolate, I like chocolate) up to $406.71. Wow, okay. So if we choose pudding that’s $26.47 in savings. I’m not sure how you could get the milk hot though. Maybe some charcoal and a big 40 gallon drum. You would need a few friends to help you pour it in probably.

I almost forgot!

I’m in college–how stupid can I be? Lets tie this into three courses with some ramen.

Ramen bricks are about four inches square and an inch deep. This makes their volume about nine ounces. Theoretically, we could fit 510 bricks into the frunk. I’m sure a little crushing would be necessary, though. As far as the hot water goes, I think the drum method would be carried over for this meal as well.

The cost of these noodles? You would need eleven bulk packages of 48 units per piece. The bulk boxes cost $9.97, so the total would be an absolutely paltry $109.67. I’m really surprised by that. Neither the pudding or the chowder is even close. There is a catch however–the drain plug method no longer works here. We need forks.

If everybody got their own brick, we would need 510 forks. 500 forks in only $11.89, so I guess a few people would have to share. I also got the more expensive heavy-duty forks–you could save more getting a cheaper variety.

So there it is; the cheapest meal to be had in the Mach-E’s frunk is ramen–by a huge margin. Unless someone can do better than $121.67, I’ve figured it out. Forget the shrimp. The shrimp is old news.




 

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Someone on a different thread asked how the photo we've all seen with the ice cooler in the frunk could possibly work, since it was sticking up over the lip. The image of the inside of the hood seems to answer that.
That was me and I noticed that too and did a mea culpa. More room into the hood than I expected, so the cooler would have fit. Pretty good head room in the frunk.
 

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Perhaps Ford will have a licensed cooler specially sized to to maximize the avaialble space of the frunk and to advertise the Mach-E name when it is used outside of the frunk.
 

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Lol, these articles are hilarious. They help demonstrate how much capacity there is under the hood.

However, I fear that someone with lack of common-sense will actually try to eat directly from the Frunk and make themselves ill. There are no less than four toxic fluids less than a foot away. The windshield washer fluid, systems coolant, brake and steering hydraulics.

I can see the morons on TikTok right now...
 
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