When RTR and Ford Performance revealed the Mustang Mach-E 1400, they claimed it was designed to be an all-round performer not focused on any one motorsport discipline. And one of those categories was drifting and Gymkhana. If there’s anyone that needed to test out the Gymkhana capabilities of the Mach-E 1400, it’s Ken Block, the man who created the series. Luckily, Block, RTR and Ford Performance all agreed and let him have a go in the car. Make sure you’re volume isn’t too sound, because this thing screams.
The video begins with some general conversation about the car from RTR founder Vaughn Griffin Jr. He explains the vehicle was in development for a year and a half, and gave a general overview of the car. The way that they can pick and choose exactly where the send the power is very interesting, and one major advantage EVs have over gas engined cars. Griffin Jr. even says they could make the two axles spin in opposite directions.
Once Block got in the car, it’s clear that this is a serious bit of kit. Within seconds of driving, he already felt confident enough to pull massive skids and drifts, noting how the instant power delivery is much different than the gas powered cars he has always used in racing.
That driving portion also gave us a better taste of the noise this thing makes, and it sounds like nothing else on the planet. It’s truly evil sounding, and makes us feel a little better that electric cars can have some sort of emotional factor from the sounds they make.
Finally, after giving the Mustang Mach-E 1400 the Ken Block seal of approval, he swapped toys to let Griffin Jr. go for a spin (literally) in his Hoonicorn V2 1965 Ford Mustang Gymkhana drift car. It’s only fair, considering RTR engineers had a hand in creating the vehicle for Block.