Ford unveils unique 1399bhp Mustang Mach-EJuly 22, 2020
The high-performance crossover will be released in a single piece and is designed to showcase the potential of electrical engineering.
Ford has unveiled a unique version of the upcoming 1399hp Mustang Mach-E electric crossover. with seven motors and a “ultra high performance” battery to showcase the performance potential of EV powertrains.
The Mustang Mach-E 1400 prototype was designed by Ford Performance and RTR Vehicles, a tuning firm created by drift star Vaughn Gittin, Jr. Ford says more than 10,000 hours of development has gone into the car, which is designed to be used on a “track, drag strip, or gymkhana course.”
Ford Performance head of motorsport Mark Rushbrook said the Mustang Mach-E 1400 is “a showcase of the art of the electric vehicle.”
While the road Mustang Mach-E will use two motors, the Mach-E 1400 is equipped with a family, three of which are attached to the front differential and four are pancake-style at the rear. A single propeller shaft connects the motors to the differentials, and the configuration is designed to provide more powertrain adjustments for different applications.
The chassis is made of Mustang Mach-E GT, finished in white, designed to fit in a variety of configurations, allowing the vehicle to be offered with front, rear or all wheel drive. All power can be supplied either to one axis, or evenly distributed between them.
The electric brake booster allows the Mustang Mach-E 1400 to capture energy during braking in combination with ABS and stability control. Powered by a 56.8 kWh battery using nickel-manganese cobalt cells that Ford claims provide ultra-high performance and high discharge rates. This system is designed to cool with dielectric current while charging, reducing the time between starts.
The body of the Mustang Mach-E 1400 is described as a “test bed for new materials” and includes a hood made of lightweight organic composite fibers. The rest of the vehicle makes extensive use of carbon fiber.
The car’s design has been redesigned to provide a high level of downforce, and Ford claims it can reach over 1,000kg at 160mph.
The Mustang Mach-E 1400 will debut at the upcoming Nascar Cup Series event and will follow the recent Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 electric racer, showcasing Ford’s faith in performance-honed EV options.
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