“Ford has already started working on the Mach E to spice things up for the more environmentally concerned drifters.”
Back in 2019 Ford introduced their first ever electric vehicle- the Mustang Mach-E. A 5-door fully electric crossover SUV that is expected to go on sale later this year or maybe the next year. Although the car has not been released yet but Ford has already started working on the Mach E to spice things up for the more environmentally concerned drifters.
“almost three times the horsepower this Mach E GT initially started with!”
Last month a video of a completely stripped out Mach-E went viral on the internet and everyone was a bit confused. But as of now this turns out to be a vehicle that no one was expecting and surely left everyone flabbergasted. Apparently, Ford collaborated with RTR Racing, a company founded by drift racing driver Vaughn Gittin, Jr, to build a 1400hp Mustang Mach E. It’s one hell of a monster that’s in a completely different league of its own. The Mach E 1400 started its life as a Mach E GT which is the highest trim Ford offers for this model. This unit that used to have ‘only’ 459hp initially was modified to have a total of 7 electric motors instead of the two it initially started with four on the rear axle and three on the front that would give it a power boost of a whooping 1400hp. This is almost three times the horsepower this Mach E GT initially started with! This power could be transferred to both the front wheels or the rear wheels of even both the wheels that too at any proportion needed. After adding so much power Ford wasn’t planning to necessarily make it a sleeper. Rather they also worked on the body of the Mach E. They Installed a huge ‘wing’ (a spoiler) on the rear along with splitters on the front of the car. Even added fender flares to increase the width of the car. But all these aero bits weren’t an attempt to make it look like a real version of a Hotwheels car. Instead these do have a significance in keeping this rocket-ship glued to the ground as these helps to generate an astonishingly large 2300 pounds of downforce at 160 miles per hour. You might be wondering that it might be a very difficult to control the Mach E 1400 but to your surprise this can actually be a really good drift missile thanks to a hydraulic handbrake that helps to cut power delivery to the rear wheels to allow the tail of the car to slip out with ease. One more thing about the Mach E that definitely is worthy of a mention is the nickel manganese cobalt pouches used instead of the traditional lithium-ion battery pack that Ford and RTR got rid of as these nickel manganese cobalt pouches have a higher discharge rate and will helps in high performance applications. But it is still uncertain how much range will this 56.8 kilowatt-hour battery be able to provide.
A 1400hp car is not something the world hasn’t seen before but seeing a 1400hp electric car coming straight out of a factory that too from Ford is surely extraordinary and if these are the type of sports cars and SUVs that we will be able to see and drive in the near future then I’m surely ready for it!