Ford’s Performance Division has unveiled the first look at their all-electric Mustang Mach-E 1400. By all accounts, the first fully electric Mustang will be a beast of a racer. Unfortunately, this one-of-a-kind prototype won’t be for sale in showrooms.
Ford Performance, in collaboration with drifting champion Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s RTR Vehicles, have designed a beast of a machine. It’s an all-electric, 1,400 horsepower racer capable of projecting 2,300 pounds of downforce at 160 mph. It has seven electric motors under the hood to provide all that power. The battery itself is an ultra-high-performance unit that generates 58.6 kilowatt per hour.
The Gritty Details
Underneath the Mach-E 1400’s flared fenders and Pikes Peak wing is a production Mach-E unibody. Its most prominent aerodynamic pieces – splitter and dive planes up front, wing and diffuser at the rear – are designed to keep the car stable even when it’s sliding sideways. The wing is carbon fiber. However, the hood is a composite based on woven flax. Ford says it wants the Mach-E 1400 to serve as a test bed for a host of new automotive technologies.
Here’s a flashy video from the Ford Performance YouTube channel that showcases the Mach-E 1400.
The top speed of the Mach-E 1400 has not been disclosed. However, they stressed that the car “is not street legal.” The company plans to use the prototype to show off the potential performance of all-electric vehicles. The consumer version as the Mach-E (with much less power, sadly) will start arriving in dealerships later this year.
The Mach-E 1400’s diffuser is also the first to include speaker-grille perforations. Behind that, lies a LRAD 100X military loudspeaker that can deliver the soundtrack of the driver’s choice. A 15.5-inch touchscreen center console also comes standard in the car.
The Mustang Mach-E 1400 is scheduled to make its debut at a NASCAR race later this season. It’s part of Ford’s $11.5 billion investment in EV technology. In April, Ford unveiled its all-electric Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400/ That model is scheduled to make its debut at an NHRA race event later this year.