Ford Shows Off All-Electric Mustang Mach-E 1400 Prototype By Shredding Tires
A few weeks ago, what was assumed to be the Mach-E prototype was spotted drifting and burning rubber in a parking lot somewhere. And now, Ford has released the official numbers. And they are impressive.
Ford has formally introduced the all-electric Mustang Mach-E 1400. It’s a one-of-a-kind prototype developed in collaboration with RTR Vehicles to demonstrate the performance possibilities of electric propulsion. The Mach-E debut comes just months after Ford released the 1,400 horsepower, 1,100 lb-ft, all-electric Ford Mustang CobraJet 1400 drag car. The Mach-E is projecting 1,400 peak horsepower and more than 2,300 lb. of downforce at 160 mph from its seven motors and ultra-high-performance battery.
The Mach-E 1400 is an all-electric road rocket that shows just how much performance can be harnessed without using a drop of gas. The chassis and powertrain work together for a multitude of setups offering capability, unlike any other vehicle.
“Now is the perfect time to leverage electric technology, learn from it, and apply it to our lineup,” said Ron Heiser, chief program engineer, Mustang Mach-E. “Mustang Mach-E is going to be fun to drive, just like every other Mustang before it, but Mustang Mach-E 1400 is completely insane, thanks to the efforts of Ford Performance and RTR.”
The Mustang Mach-E 1400 is the result of 10,000 hours of collaboration by Ford Performance and RTR aimed at bridging the gap between what an electric vehicle can do and what customers tend to believe it can do.
“Getting behind the wheel of this car has completely changed my perspective on what power and torque can be,” said Vaughn Gittin Jr., RTR Vehicles founder, motorsports champion and professional fun-haver. “This experience is like nothing you’ve ever imagined, except for maybe a magnetic roller coaster.”
The Mustang Mach-E 1400 is set to debut at a NASCAR race soon and serves as a testbed for new materials. The Ford design team and RTR used many of the same tools Ford uses for its race cars and production programs. Aerodynamics are optimized for shape and location, with a focus on cooling ducts, front splitter, dive planes, and rear wing.
The Mustang Mach-E 1400 is equipped with seven motors – five more than even the Mustang Mach-E GT. Three are attached to the front differential and four are attached to the rear in pancake style, with a single driveshaft connecting them to the differentials.
Ford is investing more than $11.5 billion in electric vehicles worldwide, with the first global vehicle, Mustang Mach-E, available to order here now. You’ll be seeing the Mustang Mach-E hitting the streets in the U.S. at the end of this year.