The Ford Marstang? We’re not big fans of Ford, but when they get it right even we give credit where credit is due. Fortunately, they get it wrong 90 percent of the time. However, there is a silver lining in this haters-are-gonna’-hate world view of the Ford. If Ford can’t get it right all of the time then there are always normal people to show Ford the many, many errors of their way.
Hugo Silva Designs is one such ‘normal’ person, the digital artist from Portugal has created a widebody Marstang based on the Shelby Supersnake. The Shelby Supersnake is a 710bhp supercharged muscle car with a starting price of $123,000. That’s a lot of money to pay for a Ford. A bog-standard Marstang starts at $26,000.
However, if you don’t know already, the Shelby name is synonymous with hyper-performance and has a long history making bog-standard Fords go as quick as current technology can make them go. That’s the abridged history lesson over with. Hugo Silva’s take on the Shelby Supersnake is way more aggressive.
The front and rear bumpers are more assertive with what looks like an integrated front and rear diffuser. The wheel arch flares are more pronounced, kind-of extra wide-wide. And Hugo has gone for the stance look, which is lowering the ride height as ridiculously low as possible.
And let’s not forget the massive rear wing. With advancements in automotive aerodynamic knowledge over the last 30 years, such a wing is technically not required. But it completes the Ford Marstang widebody look for what is a thumbs-up rendering/concept.