Ford has thrown more than 50 years of Mustang heritage to add two doors to the Mach-E, creating the first four-door Mustang from Dearborn. It opened up possibilities for the Mustang brand, for better or for worse, and it has a vivid imagination. The latest rumination comes from Emre Husmen on Behance.net, where the artist adds a fifth door to the venerable pony car, transforming the Mustang Mach-E into a liftback called Mach-F.
The Mustang Mach-F’s design is somewhere between the crossover-type Mach-E and the Mustang coupe that is available today, blending the two in an elegant five-door package. The Mach-F has a lower, more elegant profile than the Mach-E, better retaining the fastback silhouette of the two-door Mustang. The hood is also longer, pushing the base of the windshield further away from the front axle. The sporty dimensions of the Mach-F are similar to those of the BMW M8 Gran Coupé, according to the artist, who would position it against the Porsche Taycan and the Tesla Model S. They are big heavyweights in the EV arena.
The Mach-F has the closed front part of the Mach-E and a running pony emblem. The three-bar headlight pattern and signature taillight design are also featured. Inside, the technology is greatly improved with three LCD screens mounted on the steering wheel, one of which is capable of recording the driver’s fingerprint to start the vehicle. It’s a great concept, and we may soon see it in real life as automakers infuse more technology into cars.
For some, the Mach-E looks too much like a crossover for the name Mustang and the emblem of the current pony, and production has not even started yet. The all-electric powertrain is a first for the Mustang brand, but it’s probably not the last time. The Mustang has built its fan base with affordable sports coupes, and we don’t know what Ford has planned. But if the Mustang is to appeal to a large audience, the elegant Mach-F could be a happy medium.