Fordâ€™s all-electric Mustang Mach-E hasnâ€™t rolled out yet, but someone is working on a special one-off, judging by a video posted to YouTube a few days ago. As noted by Autoblog and Jalopnik, this stripped down machine is obviously a Mach-E, but with body panels removed in the front and rear, seemingly to make room for extra cooling and suspension bits as well as a roll cage and extremely thick tires.
It needs those, because the video â€” posted by a user who only goes by â€œCarolina Guyâ€ but seems to have impeccable timing and a suspiciously good ability to frame the action â€” shows the vehicle burning rubber on a skidpad with a few donuts. Road & Track pointed out that an F-150 appears briefly that looks like one customized by RTR Vehicles, and could indicate that this is a test vehicle for Vaughn Gittin Jr. Gittin is a likely choice to appear in a promotion, as he drives Mustang in the Formula D series, and helped introduce its 2010 revision to the world.
So whatâ€™s the purpose of a heavily-modified EV? Hopefully anything it teases trickles down to regular buyers providing some competition for Teslaâ€™s Track Mode, but weâ€™ll have to wait and see since this version doesnâ€™t appear anywhere on the list of available pre-order options â€” we checked. Ford declined to comment on â€œspeculationâ€ about its test vehicles, so for now thereâ€™s just the video.