While the Ford Mustang Mach-E had a strong presence at last year’s SEMA show in general, perhaps the most surprising – and attractive – of the bunch was the 2021 Ford Shelby Mustang Mach-E GT concept, which applied an iconic name from Blue Oval history to the new EV crossover. A collaborative effort between Ford and Shelby American, the 2021 Ford Shelby Mustang Mach-E concept features some familiar styling cues and performance upgrades, but when Ford Authority saw the EV crossover again at the 2022 Woodward Dream Cruise, it looked just a bit different.
The most obvious difference between this Shelby Mach-E and the regular model is its graphene-infused carbon fiber body kit, which consists of a restyled front fascia, fenders, rear flares, and hood. A set of blue Shelby stripes adorns the front splitter and carries on to the hood, over the roof, and down the rear fascia as well.
Moving down the side, the Shelby Mach-E concept is equipped with a set of 20×9-inch forged monoblock one-piece wheels wrapped with 265/40 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. There’s also a set of side stripes with “Shelby” integrated in the center, though those stripes have been moved down to the bottom portion of the doors and redesigned. When this model appeared at SEMA, those stripes were larger and placed just below the side windows.
In the rear, this special Mach-E features Shelby badging, while on the performance side of things, this crossover is equipped a Shelby-tuned Ford MagneRide damping system and composite carbon fiber springs. Inside the cabin, the Shelby Mach-E features a host of official Ford Accessories including a rear-view dash cam, all-weather floor mats, and a cargo area protector, along with Recaro Shelby leather seats, Shelby badging, and a Shelby CSM identification number.
This build doesn’t feature anything in terms of performance upgrades, though the GT is already a pretty stout performer with 480 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque, or 634 pound-feet for the Performance Edition, which is capable of doing 0-60 in around 3.5 seconds.