Ford introduced a “first-ever” rally-inspired Mustang Mach-E for the Goodwood Pageant of Pace within the UK, which kicked off this week. And what’s extra, the special-edition EV will probably be accessible to order within the US and Europe later this 12 months.
We don’t have far more details about the Mustang Mach-E Rally, as Ford wouldn’t present specs or photos of the car earlier than the publication of this text. However the firm did say the EV could be a real off-roader with a give attention to pace and efficiency — as is typical of automobiles designed for the notoriously hilly Goodwood Pageant.
“The liberty to enterprise off the asphalt and past the crushed path”
“Mustang Mach-E took the liberty and enjoyable of Mustang and made it free from emissions. Now with Mustang Mach-E Rally, we’re offering our clients the liberty to enterprise off the asphalt and past the crushed path,” stated Darren Palmer, vice chairman, electrical car applications, Ford Mannequin e, in an announcement.
Ford already has GT and GT Efficiency variations of the Mustang Mach-E, so it will likely be actually fascinating to see how the rally model differentiates. I feel we will count on a efficiency bump over the Efficiency GT’s 480 horsepower, 634 pound-feet of torque, and three.5-second zero to 60mph time. We may be taking a look at totally different dimension wheels, higher brakes, and performance-rated tire treads.
Ford toyed round with the thought of an electrical Mustang with a six-speed guide gearbox, however the model that got here out in 2019 was only a one-off. In actual fact, Ford loves an excellent electrical one-off — the classic F-100 with an EV powertrain on a 44-year-old body is a good instance — which is why the corporate’s plans to place the Mach-E Rally into manufacturing are so stunning.
Ford already has GT and GT Efficiency variations of the Mustang Mach-E
At this week’s competition, the brand new Mustang will probably be pushed by Ott Tänak, present driver of the M-Sport Ford Puma Hybrid Rally1 entry and former World Rally champion. Ford CEO Jim Farley really tackled the Goodwood hill climb himself in 2021 from behind the wheel of a Mach-E Cobra Jet 1400. And the corporate received the open class at Pikes Peak with a souped-up version of its electric Transit van.