Pirelli is supplying original equipment tyres for the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition, the fastest and most powerful version of the first all-electric SUV produced by the Blue Oval. A new technical collaboration between Pirelli and Ford has resulted in a tailored version of the P Zero, which the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition will wear in size 245/45R20 103Y XL. The tyre features the ‘Elect’ marking on the sidewall, which denotes Pirelli tyres dedicated to electric and hybrid vehicles.
Continental is supplying tyres to Ford for fitment on the electric version of the latest Mustang. Ford has approved the PremiumContact 6 as an original equipment tyre for the Ford Mustang Mach-E, giving customers in Europe the option of receiving their car with the Continental tyres in sizes 225/60/R18 104V XL or 225/55/R19 103V XL.
Ford’s introduction of an electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) in 2020 is “a bold move” according to David Leggett, automotive editor at data and analytics company GlobalData. “The idea is to promote the traditional Mustang brand’s strengths of performance and flair for a vehicle that will be fun and exciting, rather than merely created to help meet future compliance standards. The Mach-EE is no econobox.
History records the inspiring story of how the Ford GT40 hit the track in 1966 and went on to secure four consecutive victories for the Blue Oval. In 1967 Ford teamed up with lubricant giant Gulf to create what was to become arguably the most loved racing car livery of all time, the iconic light blue and orange. The colours have certainly stood the test of time, with an ever-growing army of passionate Gulf fans and more than half a century later, the Gulf Oil paint scheme that was worn by both the 1968 and 1969 winning Ford GT40 is more evocative than ever. Now, we honour the legendary feats of teamwork and determination displayed by those all-conquering Gulf-Fords with the arrival of the Brown Lee Performance official Gulf Heritage Mustang-Limited Edition.
The British-made Jaguar E-Type sports car secured 14 per cent of the votes in a nationwide independent survey conducted by The Car Buying Service. Following close behind with 9 per cent of the vote was the Mini Cooper 1275, while the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow came in third with 7 per cent. Also amongst the ‘top 10’ favourite classic cars were the VW Beetle oval window, 67 Ford Mustang and Porsche 356 – the full rundown can be found below.
Is it possible to establish gender through the car you drive? Apparently so, according to “luxury male grooming brand” The Bluebeards Revenge, which has compiled a list of the “World’s Manliest Cars” based on an email survey of 1,226 customers. In a break from removing stubble with the “lightweight yet comfortably substantial” Bluebeards Revenge Privateer Collection Mach 3 Razor, these arbiters of manliness voted the Dodge Viper 2014’s top representative of automotive masculinity.