A one-of-a-kind prototype by Ford Performance and RTR (another automotive company based in the US, that actually stands for ready to rock) brings us the Nascar-ready Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400. The all-electric racehorse is here to welcome the iconic American marque into the realm of electric vehicles, and what better way than via the extreme performance typical of the brand.
Equipped with a total of seven electric motors, an electronic brake booster that allows for regenerative braking and hydraulic handbrake system designed for drifting, the race car is able to generate 1400bhp and a downforce of around 260kmh. That said, though, its top speed or other benchmarks have yet to be revealed, so stay tuned.
Building a quick car is more than slapping on motors. This vehicle has five more than the Mustang Mach-E GT, the high-performance version of the brand’s debut: but they’re all there for a reason, and the powertrain and driving configurations are fully adjustable to allow the marque’s race team to strut their stuff.
“The challenge was controlling the extreme levels of power provided by the seven motors,” said Mark Rushbrook, motorsports director, Ford Performance. “Mustang Mach-E 1400 is a showcase of the art of the possible with an electric vehicle.”
The electric car is the result of a collaboration that’s 10,000 hours in the making. More than serving as a glitzy headliner to bring the all-American brand into electric vehicles, it’s also a testbed for some new materials: including organic composite fibres, described in the press release as a lightweight alternative to carbon fibre (which already has an impressive strength-to-weight ratio).
The street version of the vehicle, the Ford Mustang Mach-E, will be ready for the road in the US by the end of the year.
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