When Ford debuted the Mustang Mach-E, they took a lot of flack for sticking their most hallowed badge onto an electric crossover. Fans on the pony car were unsure how such a vehicle could ever live up to Mustang’s legendary ethos, though it appears Ford was not. Today the Blue Oval has pulled the cover off of the Mustang Mach-E 1400, which promises to be the most insane EV to come out of the United States yet.
The Mustang Mach-E 1400 is a one-off prototype that was built in collaboration with RTR Vehicles, with the sole intent of pushing the boundaries of Ford’s EV abilities. The project took over 10,000 hours of work to complete, but the end results are undeniably impressive. A 56.8-kilowatt-hour battery pack is mated to no less than seven motors, which produce a targeted output of 1,400 horsepower. The battery itself consists of nickel manganese cobalt pouch cells, which allow for a much higher level of performance and a higher discharge rate.
This isn’t just a straight line machine however. Ford and RTR have completely reworked the aerodynamics of the now carbon-bodied car, adding some serious cooling ducts, a front splitter, dive planes and a large rear wing. The end result is more than 2,300 lbs. of downforce at 160 mph per Ford’s targets. Other additions such as Mustang GT4-esque Brembo Brakes, multiple front-end set-ups, and a hydraulic handbrake system capable of shutting off power to the rear motors makes the new Mach-E a drift machine as well.
The Mustang Mach-E 1400 will make its debut at a NASCAR event soon, though Ford has yet to specify a date at this point. Until then, we’ll just have to settle for the video they’ve made with a little help from the likes of Ken Block, Chelsea Denofa, Hailie Deegan, Joey Logano, and Vaughn Gittin Jr.