When the Mustang Mach-E first debuted late last year, people were divided about it. Some liked its Mustang-inspired looks and its all-electric powertrain. Meanwhile, others despised it as they view it as a mockery of the pony badge.
But whichever side you are on, there is no doubt that the Mustang Mach-E is one fast all-electric machine. In the top-of-the-line GT trim, the Mach-E can sprint from 0 – 97 km/h in as little as 3.5 seconds thanks to a power output of 459 PS and 830 Nm of torque. It may not have a V8 under the hood but it can sure give the Mustang GT a run for its money.
Now, the Blue Oval has just released what could be the ultimate form of the electric crossover. This is the Mustang Mach-E 1400 Prototype. Looking a lot more like a race car than a sedate crossover, this all-electric beast generates an impressive 1,400 PS thanks to seven electric motors and a high-performance 56.8-kilowatt battery.
Built and co-developed by Ford Performance and RTR Vehicles, the Mustang Mach-E underwent extensive modifications. Using the same tools and principals for building race cars, the Mustang Mach-E gets an aggressive bodykit feature a massive rear wing, additional cooling ducts, a front splitter, dive planes, as well as upgraded wheels and tires.
The interior, on the other hand, has been gutted and now comes with Recaro bucket seats, a hydraulic handbrake system normally seen on drift cars, a roll cage, and a racing-style instrument cluster. The result is a lightweight EV that puts the power down instantly on the tarmac.
The build team even modified its suspension and brakes in order for them to keep up with the extra power. In drift and track setups, the engineering team had to come up with completely different front end configurations on the control arms and steering to allow for extreme steering angles. For improved stopping power, it gets large Brembo brakes.
“Getting behind the wheel of this car has completely changed my perspective on what power and torque can be. This experience is like nothing you’ve ever imagined, except for maybe a magnetic roller coaster,” said Vaughn Gittin Jr., founder of RTR Vehicles.
Are you still having doubts about the Mustang Mach-E 1400's capability to make that much power? Watch the video and see professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. get to grips with the 'screaming' 1,400 HP Mustang Mach-E Prototype alongside its V8 stablemates.