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FORD BRONCO AND MUSTANG MACH-E SPOTTED AT SHELBY AMERICAN – WHAT’S NEXT?

We Figure It’s Only A Matter Of Time Before Shelby Upgrades These Two Ford SUVs

Shelby American Ford Mustang Mach-E Bronco

Shelby American is not an unknown staple for creating some jaw-dropping versions of already spectacular Ford Motor Company vehicles. Primarily when it comes to giving both the Ford F-150 and Mustang ungodly amounts of horsepower. However, we could see something radically different soon. Thanks to the Mach-E Forum having shared photos of someone spotting both a Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and a Bronco in Shelby American, we can speculate what’s next to come from the racing legends workshop. Take note that both the Mach-E GT and Ford Bronco are manufacturer plates.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition Electric Vehicle
Image Via Ford.

 Shelby American Ford Bronco And Mustang Mach-E?

The power behind the wheel of the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition is already substantial with 480 horsepower and 634 lb-ft of torque sending power to every wheel upon the compression of the gas pedal. All of this power, we’re told, shoots the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. These specs are incredible for an SUV. However, we’re not sure if a third party is ready for prime time when it comes to battery performance and tuning.

If Shelby American were to tune the Mustang Mach-E, chances are the company would need help from Ford directly since the performance company is far more accustomed to superchargers rather than charging stations. We could, at first, see a handling package added to the Mach-E along with a body kit from Shelby.

Then there’s the Ford Bronco. We have no doubt that Shelby American is taking a strong look at the viability of upgrading and tuning the reborn SUV icon, but like the Mustang Mach-E, it would be different from what we’re used to seeing from the Nevada-based company. Today, Shelby focuses its entire product lineup on V8 engines. A Coyote V8 engine is not in the cards for the Ford Bronco, so Shelby American would have to seek out a viable approach for the turbocharged EcoBoost engines the Bronco offers. Turning the boost up would probably be a start. A Shelby Ford Bronco was also recently eluded to in a promotional video.

Perhaps we’ll see what’s next for Shelby American, the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Ford Bronco at the upcoming 2021 SEMA Show in November.

Ford Bronco Riptide Concept
Image copyright Mattheus Pach, Muscle Cars & Trucks

Written by Zac

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