Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 Prototype Laughs At Your Ludicrous Mode
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 Prototype
Ford Performance and RTR All-Electric Mustang Mach-E 1400 Prototype Takes Racing, Drifting to New Levels
Ford presents the fully electric Mustang Mach-E 1400 – a one-of-a-kind prototype developed in collaboration with RTR Vehicles to demonstrate the performance possibilities of electric propulsion
In the wake of the all-electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400, the Mustang Mach-E 1400 projects 1400 peak horsepower and more than 2300 lbs of downforce at 160 mph from its seven engines and ultra-high performance battery.
Soon making its first appearance at a NASCAR race, the Mustang Mach-E 1400 is designed to challenge perceptions of what EVs can do with performance tuning and cutting-edge technology.
DEARBORN, Mich., July 21, 2020 – Maximum power: 1,400 horsepower – and make it electric.
Mission accomplished: Ford presents the Mustang Mach-E 1400, a fully electric road rocket that shows how performance can be harnessed without using a drop of gasoline. Following on the heels of the all-electric 1400 horsepower Mustang Cobra Jet 1400, this unique Mustang Mach-E with its seven electric motors and high downforce is ready for the track, drag trail or gymkhana course – anywhere it can. be broadcast. how electric propulsion promises extreme Mustang performance. Watch here to see the all-electric prototype in action.
Developed in conjunction with RTR and built on a white Mustang Mach-E GT bodywork, the prototype targets 1,400 top horsepower. The chassis and powertrain work together for a multitude of configurations providing capabilities unlike any other vehicle.
“Now is the time to take advantage of electrical technology, learn from it and apply it to our lineup,” said Ron Heiser, chief program engineer at Mustang Mach-E. “The Mustang Mach-E is going to be fun to drive, like every other Mustang before it, but the Mustang Mach-E 1400 is completely nuts, thanks to the efforts of Ford Performance and RTR.
The Mustang Mach-E 1400 is the result of 10,000 hours of collaboration between 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 horsepower and torque can be,” said Vaughn Gittin Jr., RTR Vehicles founder, motorsport champion and professional pleasure enthusiast. “This experience is unlike anything you’ve ever imagined, except maybe a magnetic roller coaster.”
The Mustang Mach-E 1400 took shape without rules. The Ford design team and RTR used many of the same tools Ford uses for its racing cars and production programs. Aerodynamics are optimized for shape and location, with an emphasis on the cooling ducts, front splitter, dive planes and rear wing.
The Mustang Mach-E 1400 has seven engines – five more than the Mustang Mach-E GT. Three are attached to the front differential and four are attached to the crepe-shaped rear, with a single driveshaft connecting them to the differentials, which have a wide range of adjustment to set the car up for everything from drifting to racing. on track at high speed. .
“The challenge was to control the extreme levels of power delivered by the seven engines,” said Mark Rushbrook, director of motorsport at Ford Performance. “Mustang Mach-E 1400 is a showcase of the art of the possible with an electric vehicle.”
The chassis and powertrain are set up to allow the team to study different configurations and their effects on power consumption and performance, including rear-wheel drive, all-wheel-drive, and front-wheel drive. Rudder and track setups have completely different front end setups like control arms and direction changes to allow for extreme drift steering angles. Power distribution can be evenly distributed between front and rear, or completely between one or the other. Downforce is targeted at over 2,300 lbs at 160 mph.
The 56.8 kilowatt-hour battery (installed) is made with nickel-manganese-cobalt pocket cells for ultra-high performance and high discharge rate. The battery system is designed to be cooled during charging using a dielectric coolant, reducing the time required between cycles.
An electronic brake booster is integrated to allow regenerative braking as standard combined with ABS and stability control to optimize the braking system. The Mustang Mach-E 1400 is equipped with Brembo ™ brakes, like the Mustang GT4 race car, and a hydraulic drift-designed handbrake system that integrates with the powertrain controls to help cut through. power supply to the rear motors.
The Mustang Mach-E 1400, due to make its NASCAR race debut soon, serves as a test bed for new materials. The hood is made from organic composite fibers, a lightweight alternative to the carbon fiber that includes the rest of the vehicle.
Ford is investing more than $ 11.5 billion in electric vehicles around the world, with the world’s first vehicle, Mustang Mach-E, available to order here now. The all-electric Mustang Mach-E is starting to hit the streets of the United States at the end of this year.