The Mustang Club of Indianapolis was founded with the purpose of encouraging the preservation, and the enjoyment of the Ford Mustang.
For our next general meeting, we're going to try something new: live streaming! People are still welcome to attend in person at the usual place, subject to COVID-19 restrictions, but now we have an alternative. Since this will be our first time trying this, we expect it won't be totally smooth, so please have patience, and keep an eye on the event page or the website for late-breaking news. ... See MoreSee Less
would like to be able to get out and drive a little bit right now. but weather conditions say hell no!
The board meeting will be held in Zoom tonight at 7 pm. All members are welcome to attend; if you would like to attend, please comment below or email jeff "at" licquia "dot" org, and I will send you the conference link. ... See MoreSee Less
I’m sure it’s a wonderful car. But using the mustang name was solely a marketing tactic
What a travesty to a iconic car.. Carroll Shelby is turning in his grave
I'm cool with it. I don't know what other plate they could have sold Ford's version of Jaguar I-Pace. With regular Mustang GT pushing $40,000 mind as well introduce electric version that is nearly the same price.
Not meant to be this~!!!!!! (SUV)......I'm on my 10th mustang......and i would NEVER buy that~!!!!
it’s NOT a MUSTANG. huge epic fail by Ford, could of easily wrapped it in with the new Bronco Line Up
J would buy it if it wasn't only electric
I got to spend the weekend with one. Driving experience was great. It road excellent! Charging was a different experience. I charged it with the included 110v charger Saturday night and it only charged it 14%. So we decided to take it to the dealer on their charger Sunday. Plugged it in at 8am and went to pick it up at 3 and it was at 94%, up from 50%. The biggest disappointment was it said it only had 144 miles of range. This model had the extended range battery and awd which should have been good for 270 miles. Awesome car and hope to own one some day but battery and charging technology needs to improve before I do.
It’s a cool little SUV. But it’s a miss when they called it a Mustang. Bad name choice.
I’m guessing Pearson’s on Michigan rd!? Saw it yesterday and got a laugh! Hope it works out!
Can't wait to hear what you think of it. Sounds like there's a performance all wheel drive version available.
“A day with Little Miss E” Today, I had the chance to spend the day with a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E 4x. I went into the day really excited to drive the next generation of Mustang. Before I go into how the day went, I do want to point out a couple of items.
There are clearly folks on both sides of the equation with respect to this being a “real” Mustang. This is not a new dilemma in the world of Mustang. Many have never believed that the Mustang II was a real Mustang, yet without it, the future of the Mustang could have died right there. It was the right car for the right time. From that point, the much-loved Fox Body was born and onto the current world platform in the 6th generation Mustang.
In the case of our beloved Shelby’s, many folks take the position that there have been no Shelby’s since the 1965 and 1966 versions. Others were Ok with the 1965 to 1968, but the 1969 and 1970 Shelbys were too Ford and were not definitely real Shelbys.
When I bought my 2007 Shelby GT, there was a faction of folks that felt that there had been no Shelbys built since the first-generation Mustang. I did talk to a friend with a 1968 Shelby, and it was his belief that if Shelby American said it was a Shelby, then it was. My point being that change has come difficult to those devoted folks that live and breathe the Mustang brand. This brings me to my second thought.
Ford is looking at the future of the Mustang in the world of IMSA. Having reached a crossroads with Ford’s changing road car technology and where its various models might fit in road racing for the rest of the decade, Ford Performance boss, Mark Rushbrook, says the brand is actively searching for ways to return. Like most of the auto industry, Ford continues to increase its embrace of hybrid and full-electric vehicles. Behind the scenes, Ford has been a regular presence at IMSA’s steering committee meetings for the new hybrid LMDh prototypes coming in 2023, which could signal something positive for the future. In addition, Ford is looking at how they can bring the GT-4 Mustang to the new GT-3 Class in IMSA. My point here is that the Mustang is leading the change into an ever-changing landscape on both the streets and the racetrack. This is the one constant with the Ford Mustang.
So, how did my day go? I drove around 100 miles and loved every minute of it. On a day like today, I certainly could not be driving my Boss 302 Laguna Seca in the 18 deg F snowy weather here in Indianapolis. The Mach-E had awesome acceleration, great build quality, and was very satisfying to drive. The better test was my wife, who was very pessimistic with the idea of an electric car. She was in awe of the acceleration, comfort, and handling. So, would I buy one? The answer is yes. When Darlene and I are both retired, it would be a great everyday car. As the future moves forward in a post COVID world, I am confident that I will see much less travel for work as the world has survived in a virtual world for almost a year. In fact, I drove this Mustang more today, than my Boss over the last several months. This is not to say that I would sell my 2013 Boss 302, but I also cannot drive it every day.
So, to answer the question…Is it a Mustang? We can agree or disagree and that is OK; however, I will challenge you to be open minded and look at the future of the car and less about the past. If this also enables the brand of Mustang to continue to build GT-500s because they also have a Mustang that is more environmentally friendly, then it a worthwhile endeavor.
Regional Director - Mustang Club of Indianapolis
To be clear, this is my personal opinion and not the opinion of the Mustang Club of Indianapolis.