Shelby's First EV is a Souped-Up Mustang Clad in Carbon Fiber

It’ll be limited to 100 models and only available in Europe.



Shelby American has officially entered the world of EVs. It’s only fitting that its first model would come as a modded-out all-electric Mustang. Weirdly enough, it will only be made available on a limited basis in Europe.


Like the name suggests, the Shelby Mustang Mach-E GT is based on Ford’s performance trim of its electric SUV, though there were a few tweaks made to earn the Shelby name.

Carbon Fiber Kit

Shelby swapped out most of the Mustang Mach-E GT’s exterior with carbon fiber. The hood, grille, front splitter, mirror caps, and lower door trim were all replaced with the lightweight material.

Shelby made some more significant upgrades by adding lowering springs and custom lightweight aluminum wheels.

Extensive testing

Vince LaViolette, VP of operations at Shelby American, says the carmaker spent a ton of time on the track testing its first EV.

From that, Shelby opted to lower the electric SUV by more than an inch, cut weight from the top, and improve its stability.

Just one catch...

The Shelby Mustang Mach-E GT will only be made available in Europe. What’s more, Shelby is only making 100 of its first EV.

Shelby’s reasoning is that Europe has a more extensive public EV charging station infrastructure and is seeing more explosive growth in its EV market.



Since the U.S. is left out, we can only speculate if this is Shelby testing the EV waters or making something that’s more akin to a collector’s item.


European customers will get to retrofit their Mustang Mach-E GTs that fall between model years 2021 to 2023. The Shelby kit starts at €24,900, or around $27,500, but that doesn’t include the base price of the Mustang Mach-E GT which starts at $63,995.

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