Ford Mustang Mach-E First Edition Customers To Get Commemorative 3D-Printed Pony Sculpture
When the Mustang Mach-E was revealed in November of 2019 there was a wireframe sculpture in the background. It signified that the Mustang emblem would be prominent on the all-electric crossover.
It may have rubbed some people wrong seeing that hallowed emblem, but nevertheless it was prominent.
Now, customers who have ordered a First-Edition Mustang Mach-E will get a smaller scale 3D printed replica of that sculpture. Each Mustang Mach-E First Edition customer will receive a special collectible wireframe pony sculpture in the color corresponding to their vehicle’s paint job, created with the help of 3D printing.
3D-Printed Mustang Pony Sculpture Collectible
The wireframe pony sculptures are 3D-printed in white plastic in-house at the Ford Advanced Manufacturing Center in Redford. They are then sent to a dye facility where they are dyed one of three colors – Rapid Red Metallic, Grabber Blue Metallic or Carbonized Gray – to correspond with available color choices for First Edition. Included is a baseplate with the vehicle’s VIN.
The collectible wireframe pony marks the first time Ford has issued a 3D-printed component as part of a gift directly to the customer – and it’s allowing additive manufacturing to establish a new-use case within the enterprise.
“This isn’t the first time we’ve 3D-printed a vehicle part, but this one is different,” said Harold Sears, technical leader for additive manufacturing. “It highlights a special connection with the customer and is really exciting because it showcases the potential to personalize. When you think additive manufacturing, you think of making parts, assembly fixtures or jigs to help build a vehicle, but this is another place where additive manufacturing can shine.”
Ford Mustang Mach-E deliveries
My Torque News colleague John Goreham has done a great job of covering the Mach-E from multiple angles. He recently reported that Ford’s first quarter of deliveries for the Mach-E in the U.S. market exceeded prior launch volumes for the Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model 3, X and S.
According to date, Ford delivered 6,614 Mach-Es in the first quarter. Most of these would be First Editions, and thus receiving the 3D-printed commemorative sculpture.
Related story: Mustang Mach-E already taking market share from Tesla.
Mustang Mach-E GT Orders
Those who waited (wisely) to reserve the Mustang Mach-E GT can officially convert their order next week.
The following email was sent to Ford dealers:
Hello EV Leads and Dealer Principals, The 2021 Mustang Mach-E Job 2 (including Mustang Mach-E GT) order bank, order guide, and price list will launch on the afternoon of Monday, April 26th*. Customers will be invited to convert Mustang Mach-E GT Reservations on April 28th. There are two actions required of EV Certified dealers that will ensure a smooth transition to Job 2:
Action 1: Revisit Mustang Mach-E pricing rules in VL Plus. Please reference the attached letter and guide for more details.
Action 2: Accept any outstanding customer Orders Requiring Attention in the Online Order Acceptance Portal. (go to WBDO > Useful Links > Online Order Acceptance Portal > Customer Handling > Orders Requiring Attention > Accept)
*For Mustang Mach-E GT Reservation customers: Some customers may believe that they can ensure an earlier build date by placing a new retail order and cancelling their reservation. This is not true. New retail GT orders will likely be scheduled into the ‘22MY. The best way for customers to get their vehicle as soon as possible is to follow the intended reservation-to-order process
An ambitious expected delivery date for the Mustang Mach-E GT would be September, but is more realistic October or even November and will probably be considered a 2022 model year, rather than the 2021 model year.
That shouldn’t matter either way, and having driven the non GT Mustang Mach-E (read my review here), I believe waiting for the faster GT is the right way to go. While I loved the various modes of the Mach-E and the one-pedal driving, I still think the Mach-E GT will really rival the Tesla.
Related story: Canadian EV expert explains why he thinks the Mach-E is a different breed of EV.
Here at Torque News we have you covered on all things Mustang, including the Mach-E. Yesterday was Earth Day where I implored true Ford fans to rise above the negativity.
Related story: Ford Mustang Mach-E Gets High Safety Marks from IIHS.
I’d really love one of these 3D printed sculptures to add to my Mustang collection in my home office. As a Mustang historian, it would be a cool addition. What do you think of this sculpture? Leave me your comment below.
Jimmy Dinsmore has been an automotive journalist for more than a decade and been a writer since the high school. His Driver’s Side column features new car reviews and runs in several newspapers throughout the country. He is also co-author of the book “Mustang by Design” and “Ford Trucks: A Unique Look at the Technical History of America’s Most Popular Truck”. Also, Jimmy works in the social media marketing world for a Canadian automotive training aid manufacturing company. Follow Jimmy on Facebook, Twitter, at his special Ford F-150 coverage on Twitter and LinkedIn. You can read the most of Jimmy's stories by searching Torque News Ford for daily Ford vehicle report.