Ford has taken the wraps off a 1,400-horsepower electric racing prototype based on the soon-to-be-released Mustang Mach-E.
The Mustang Mach-E 1400, utilizing seven electric motors, has been developed in collaboration with RTR and built off a Mustang Mach-E GT body-in-white.
It is understood to be a one-off prototype vehicle aimed to showcase Ford’s EV capabilities.
“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 vehicle is the result of 10,000 hours of collaboration by Ford Performance and RTR, which was founded by Vaughn Gittin Jr.
“Getting behind the wheel of this car has completely changed my perspective on what power and torque can be,” he said. “This experience is like nothing you’ve ever imagined, except for maybe a magnetic roller coaster.”
The Mustang Mach-E 1400, featuring a 56.8 KWh battery and is not built to any specific regulations, having “taken shape without rules” according to Ford’s press release.
The powertrain sees three electric motors attached to the front differential and four in the rear.
“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 vehicle is expected to make exhibition runs at a NASCAR race in the future.
Ford is investing more than $11.5 billion in electric vehicles worldwide, with the first global vehicle, the Mustang Mach-E, slated to be released at the end of this year.