Joined: Nov 2016
I wonder if Ralph Mach-E-O has one.
You know that if this thing's successful, they're going to ditch the expensive 'we do everything differently' car line of Mustangs, right? It's not the first time they've tried to get away from the old tried-and-true "small car, powerful engine, rear-wheel drive" formula for the Mustang either. Remember the Probe? That was *supposed* to be the new Mustang.
A company's urgent need for profits to satisfy their highly paid board members and investors will always trump sentimentality. And the advertising department's salaries depend on coming up with clever schemes.
"We need to get rid of all our cars and go to standardized parts and assembly lines for SUV's and trucks!" says the boss.
"But what about Mustang? That's our halo line of cars that we've made since the '60s! It's what everyone associates with Ford! Until we made that car, we were a laughingstock when it came to performance vehicles."
"Who cares? No one's racing, and we don't encourage people to work on their cars anymore anyway. Find a way to wean people off these low-slung fun-to-drive wonders and make it quick."
"Fine. We'll just make a new SUV, throw on some styling cues, and then to make sure no one misses that, we'll actually NAME it after a famous Mustang. And to make sure it's edgy and cool, and appeal to all the environmentalists who hate powerful musclecars, we'll make it electric! What can go wrong?"
Introducing the new "MUSTANG" Mach-E!
I smile a lot. It makes people wonder what I'm up to...