Mid-Engine Mach 2 Was Quite the Concept

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Here’s a throwback worthy of admiration.

Chances are you might not have known there was a Mustang named the Mach 2. But there certainly was, as highlighted in a Mustang 360 report.

The mid-engine Mach 2 was actually shown at the 1967 Chicago Auto Show as a concept that never made it into production. Designed by Ford’s chief of design at the time, Gene Bordinat, the car was born out of the goal to merge the idea of the current Mustang during the era with the brawn of a Shelby Cobra.

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As the report notes, the concept shared some of the styling cues from a GM/Opel GT. Most of the parts, however, were pulled directly from a Mustang, including the front suspension, brakes, and the 289 engine.

Chances are slim to none that Ford would ever revisit the idea of a mid-engine Mustang. But the Mach 2 is a cool look down memory lane anyhow, right?

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Via [Mustang 360]

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