Ford Brings Stampede of Custom Mustangs and Mach-Es to SEMA

It isn’t any surprise at all that we’re seeing hordes of Broncos and Bronco Sport SUVs customized at this year’s SEMA show—they’re the new kids on the block, and those always see outsize attention at SEMA. But Ford isn’t letting us forget its other enthusiast offerings. A total of five customized Mustangs and Mach-Es will also be on display at SEMA, tricked out with the latest goods from Ford, its partners, and other aftermarket part suppliers. Here they are:

Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Mustang Mach-E GT AWD

For a SEMA Show vehicle, the Austin Hatcher Mustang Mach-E GT isn’t terribly wild. However, what it lacks in outlandishness it makes up for in pure style. This Mach-E GT starts with a brilliant Space White paint job contrasted by dark elements such as the custom Archetype Racing carbon fiber front splitter and rear wing. The roof is wrapped in black vinyl from Wastegate Technologies.

The wheels this beautiful looking Mach-E wears are from Rotiform and are the Alloy R-159 OZR. A Motion Control adjustable suspension ensures the body sits low over those rims, while upgraded Brembo brakes ensure it can stop a little better—or at least look like it can. Inside, Ford Performance Parts GTP seats are used along with an infrared rearview dashcam and a DC Safety charge cord bag, which is a Ford Licensed Accessory part.

This 480-hp 2021 Mach-E GT is also going to be run during the 2022 Bonneville Speed Week with a target of 200 mph. Then, it could become yours, as it will be auctioned off in 2023 and its purchase will go towards helping support the nationwide operations of the Austin Hatcher Foundation, which is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Shelby Mustang Mach-E GT Concept

When you think “Mustang,” you inevitably think there’s a Shelby version, right? Well, the Mustang Mach-E EV so far lacks a proper Shelby variant, so consider this is a preview of what a potential Shelby Mustang Mach-E GT might be. Hey, after all, one Carroll Shelby once said he wanted an EV performance car under his name.

Appealingly, this concept is no mere sticker and badge package. It has the parts to make it perform as any Shelby is supposed to. For weight reduction, there are graphene-infused carbon fiber body pieces that also improve the aerodynamics and looks of this Mach-E, including the front fascia, front fenders, rear fender flares, and a custom hood with an extractor to reduce front-end lift.

The suspension includes a set of Shelby-tuned Ford MagneRide dampers with composite carbon fiber springs. There are Michelin Pilot Sport EV tires at all four corners mounted to 20-inch forged wheels. The interior is all Shelby, too, with Shelby Recaro seats and a Shelby CSM badge. We’re sure the old man would love how this concept came out.

Tjin Edition Mustang Mach-E California Route One

It also wouldn’t be a SEMA Show without a version of something built by veteran car and SEMA builder, Neil Tjin. At the Ford booth, that something is a Mach-E. Meet the Tjin Edition Mustang Mach-E California Route One, resplendent in bright orange paint that fairly screams Californian beach sunsets. However, its teal green accents in the Lightwurkz headlights and badging are there to remind you that this is an environmentally friendly custom cruiser.

Getting the Mach-E sitting right is a Hoppo’s Suspension custom air lift suspension and a set of 22-inch Vossen ML-R1 wheels wrapped in Falken Ziex S/TZ05 tires. The electric Ford needs those extra-large rims to make space for the Baer 6S six-piston front and big rear brake kits. A custom built solar panel setup assists with charging the attached RayVolt USA ebike, which is secured to the Mach-E by a Thule ebike rack.

Inside is all Tjin with a custom set of white leather Recaro seats with teal interior lighting. The Seatbelt Planet seatbelts and Razor accessories are also colored in teal. The frunk space is used up by the compressor and clear acrylic tank for the air suspension system and features a choreographed LED lighting and cooling fans.

All Star Mustang EcoBoost HPP

Not to be outdone by his brother, Neil, Gene Tjin comes out swinging with this South County Auto Body painted teal green Ford Mustang EcoBoost. While Neil’s Mach-E is for street cruising, this (not electric, traditional) Mustang is for street bruising. Credit the Anderson Composites carbon fiber aerodynamic body kit, air lift suspension, and Falken FK510 tires mounted on a set of Vossen LC2-A1 wheels. The Baer Brakes upgrade the stopping power and their custom orange paint pop from behind the white wheels.

A COBB Tuning intercooler and cold-air intake gives this EcoBoost engine more power, which will push you back into the Katzkin leather-covered seats. However, it’s not all about performance as the Almond surfboards are mounted to the roof rack and ready for their own beach adventure.

M2 Motoring Mustang GT

Does Gene Tijn’s Mustang not have enough performance for you? M2 Motoring has the answer with its track monster Mustang GT. It started life as a GT with the optional Performance Package, but was then wrapped in a custom Motorcraft—Fords auto parts brand—livery. Then, a 750-hp supercharger kit was installed which required a set of enhanced half-shafts. A Mustang Performance Pack Level 2 front splitter is used to help keep the front end planted to the ground at speed.

The ‘stang’s stance is not just for looks as the Ford Performance lowering springs also help this Mustang corner better. The Ford Performance Parts GT350R big brake kit and Mach 1 adjustable camber/caster plates ensure proper tracking of the front tires, which are a set of Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 tires in 305/30R19. Those tires are mounted to a set of GT350 wheels with black lug nuts. Inside, there is a custom laser etched armrest, a pair of customized Recaro RPSP leather seats, GT500 instrument panel trim, and a Ford Performance carbon fiber shift knob.

If you were worried about SEMA being all Bronco or all Maverick or all truck from Ford, well you’ve got nothing to worry about, car fans. The Mach-E and Mustang are here to bring the pavement performance and style you’re looking for at the 2021 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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