Although the “ute” body style fell out of favor with most American consumers long ago, there are still those who remember cars like the Ford Ranchero and Chevrolet El Camino fondly, and perhaps look wistfully toward Australia, where the ute is still perfectly fashionable.
If you’re one of those folks, we have something you might enjoy: a sixth-generation Ford Mustang ute concept envisioned and rendered by Rain Prisk. It’s the perfect answer to the question: How can I have all the exciting performance of a blue-collar pony car with the flexibility to transport all that furniture I just bought from Ikea?
This Ford Mustang ute sees its cockpit cut off just rear of the B-pillar, giving way to a short cargo bed over the rear wheels. That it no longer boasts a fastback profile makes it somewhat harder to identify as a Mustang, but the piercing headlamps and aggressive hood still serve as giveaways. Rain Prisk seems to have also taken the opportunity to lower the ride height, shopping in racey multi-piece wheels and low-profile Pirelli P-Zeros with yellow lettering at the same time.
We dig it. How about you? Let us know what you think of this Ford Mustang ute rendering in the comments below.
(Source: The Drive)