We all know electric cars are coming. But the question for us enthusiasts is how can an EV come even close to the excitement of the fire breathing V8’s we love? RTR, a Ford affiliated Mustang tuner, seems to have the same question on it’s mind, and have just teased what sounds like a Mustang Mach-E RTR from hell. Take a listen:
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The teaser shows nothing but tire tracks, but we certainly hear something interesting. It sure sounds like an electric car in there, but it sounds like a familiar Coyote V8 too. Could this be an RTR version of the new Mustang Mach-1 and Mach-E? The teaser says all will be revealed on July 21, so we will know for sure then.
Our guess is RTR is cooking up a very special version of the Mustang Mach-E. The teaser sounds an awful lot like the spy video we recently saw of a wild looking Mach-E testing at the North Carolina Center for Automotive Research (NCCAR), which you can read more about by clicking these words here. That test vehicle looked far from street legal, so it’s probably a race or drift vehicle for company owner Vaughn Griffin Jr himself.
While the teaser doesn’t confirm this is the case, it seems the most likely explanation for a heavily modified Mach-E hooning on an empty track before production has even started. The timetable adds up, too.
Hopefully, with the research and development going into a racing version, some of those learnings could trickle down into consumer parts, which is exactly what us enthusiasts need if we are to be converted to electric vehicles.
One of the biggest emotional components of the performance cars we love is the noise. If modifications to either software or hardware can make a street legal Mustang Mach-E RTR sound even remotely like whatever is in the video, we suspect some enthusiasts will be converted from internal combustion to electrons.