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Shelby Mustang Mach-E GT Concept A Potential Sign Of Things To Come: SEMA 2021

The SEMA Show isn’t just a big aftermarket party under the desert sun of Las Vegas. It’s also an opportunity for manufacturers to roll the dice on some truly mind-blowing ideas for cool rides, otherwise known as concepts. Ford knows this better than anyone, especially with the democratization of electric vehicles just getting underway. To that end, The Blue Oval officially launched its first electric crate motor – dubbed Eluminator – in Sin City this week, along with three conceptual takes on the Mustang Mach-E. Among them is the Shelby Mustang Mach-E GT Concept, a potential sign of things to come as far as Shelby modifying the high-performance EV crossover is concerned.

Custom 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E EAA

The Shelby Mustang Mach-E GT Concept is Shelby American’s first take on Ford’s electric stallion, with the concept Mach-E GT serving as a showcase for Ford’s graphine-infused carbon fiber technology. All of the aerodynamic body panels attached to the electric crossover – from the front fascia and fenders, to the rear flares and custom hood with a massive vent to decrease front-end lift – are all made from this special carbon fiber material.

From there, Shelby American tuned Ford’s MagnaRide dampers with composite carbon fiber springs, as well as dropped in a set of custom Shelby by Recaro seats. And since the Shelby Mustang Mach-E GT Concept carries the Shelby name, it also wears the classic Wimbledon White with blue stripes like the Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 did back in the Sixties. The concept rides upon a set of 20-inch one-piece Monoblocks, each wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport EV tires for both maximum efficiency on the road, and excellent performance on the track. Inside, a Shelby CSM plaque lets occupants know what this pony is all about.

Mustang Mach-E 1400 at 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Though a concept made for SEMA 2021, the fact this has a Shelby CSM number means there could be a day where the Shelby Mustang Mach-E GT Concept becomes reality. And when it does, here’s to hoping that it will also feature powertrain upgrades worthy of the more aggressive appearance and the Shelby name. For reference, the stock Mustang Mach-E GT features dual motors rated at 480 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque in the “regular” Mach-E GT or 634 pound-feet in the Mach-E GT Performance Edition.

We’ll have much more from this year’s SEMA Show soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Mustang Mach-E news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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  1. Roy Chile’s

    It looks great minus the side stripe which is loud it should be lower like the GT500

  2. Michael

    It has already started. The replacement of the Mustang with the Mustang Mach E. I bet Carol Shelby is rolling over in his grave, seeing his name on an electric car.

    1. Lee

      Agreed Michael. Complete blasphemy and utter sacrilege, not to mention, another battery operated, unsafe, polluting piece of EV junk.

      1. docinco

        wow. don’t hold back–tell us how you really feel!

  3. mick1

    I see winner written all over it, including Carol.

  4. Francois

    If they’re going to crank-out electric cars anyway, might as well make ’em interesting. I could totally see this sitting next to my 2020 GT350 in the garage. The EV is perfect for running errands and rainy days.

    I used to have a Focus EV some years back, Ford’s first real attempt. We found there was no better conveyance for Walmart runs or ferry our busy high school kids around.


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