- The debate arises because of what the Ford Mustang has become, not what it was.
- This is not the first time the Mustang adjusts for the times.
As you finish unwrapping the Grant steering wheel your brother got for you to fit in your 1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra project car, the need to discuss the Mustang Mach-E nearly forces you to blurt out: “I can’t believe Ford has ruined the Mustang’s name, legacy and future!”
Thing is, just about everyone felt and continues to feel the same way more than a month after the unveiling of the Mustang Mach-E electric SUV. For most, the Ford Mustang is a sacred animal, to be revered, heard, and smelled. It is a high-performance 2-door sports car and must remain as such.
The arguments from traditional Ford Mustang lovers and enthusiasts echo, to a point, those who firmly believed that the Chevy Corvette could not evolve the way it has. We could actually bring up the new Toyota GR Supra here too…
CNBC put together a 15-minute report on the Mustang entitled “Why Ford Is Risking Mustang To Take On Tesla” and it happens to best most comprehensive explanation as to why this decision was made.
While we’re still irked by the notion that a 100% electric 4-door SUV sports the Mustang name, we at least understand. With understanding comes tolerance, which will be very important to have when the Mustang II is brought up in the video and, more importantly, when the new Ford Mustang is also introduced as a 4-door Coupé…