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Should Ford Have A Mid-Engined C8 Corvette Fighter?

Ford GT Mustang Mashup
Photo curtesy of Rostislav Prokop. Suddenly such an idea doesn't seem so farfetched.

So. The Ford Mustang is going to expand into a family of vehicles with the launch of the first-ever Mach-E electric SUV. We like to think it’s to balance out the deep lineup of fire breathers, such as teh Shelby GT350 and 760 horsepower Shelby GT500. But why stop there? What if Ford created a mid-engined supercar using the Mustang name? A rendering by artist Rostislav Prokop shows what that could look like. This is the same artist that brought us the mid-engined Chevrolet Camaro we shared recently.

Ford GT Mustang Mashup
Rostislav Prokop

Essentially, it’s a Ford GT with a Mustang front and rear end. But upon closer inspection, you can see just how much time was spent getting the details right on the design. The Mustang headlights and grille work quite well on a supercar application, while the RTR style triangular lights are a nice touch.

The trademark Ford GT hood vents are gone for a a simpler look. The top down view appears to shows the 2016+ hood vents that have the integrated turn signals. Overall, the front end of a Mustang lends itself nicely to the mid engined proportions.

Around back, the Mustang rear end blocks the see-through nature of the GT’s flying buttresses. This can’t be great for the aerodynamics and drag, but it’s just a rendering anyway. The three-bar Mustang turn signals replace the GT’s circular pair, and the exhaust move down to a quad setup at the bottom of the rear end.

Ford GT Mustang Mashup
Rostislav Prokop

All things considered, there won’t be a mid engined Mustang. But as far as variants go, it would be interesting to see one added to the stable. Ford has shown they can make an absolutely sensational mid engined supercar with the GT, but it comes at high cost and exclusivity. Chevy has proven that a mid engined sports car can be approachable and relatively affordable with the C8 Stingray, so maybe Ford should follow with a mid engined supercar added to the growing Mustang family. After all, Ford’s getting away with putting the badge on an electric SUV.

Written by Sam Krahn

Sam graduated with a communications Degree from Wayne State University, where he was also a member of the swim team. He's interested to see how new technology will affect the American performance vehicle landscape.

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