1,400 Horsepower- Ford Flexes their all-new Electric Racecar

by Tiago Decker

Ford has developed an all-electric version of their popular Mustang Mach-E crossover which produces an astounding 1,400 horsepower. Now to put that in perspective, your everyday hatchback just has on average a 120 horsepower. Ford has planned to invest more than $11.5 billion in electric vehicles that included the Mustang Mach-Eall through 2022. The company further provides to develop a racing version of their upcoming all-electronic Mustang Mach-E crossover in a bid to show off the potential crossover of all-electric vehicles.

Not surprisingly, the top speed of the racecar will have to be electronically limited as the latter is not just street legal with the original performance. “It’s an all-around athlete,” Mark Rushbrook, motorsports director of Ford Performance, he quoted. He further calls the vehicle as an “learning-platform” for the company to further utilize their aspects for their future line-up of all-electric vehicles.

The Mustang Mach-E 1400 uses the body of the production vehicle but the components are quite different than the ones made available for the general consumers. Ford’s engineers optimized the crossover’s aerodynamics, chassis, and other systems to boost the performance to the level of an hypercar level. The crossover was developed alongside RTR, a performance vehicle company.

The Mustang Mach-E features seven electric motors, five more than the Mustang Mach-E that will be available for sale this year. The hood will be assembled from a blend of organic composite fibers.While Ford refuses to disclose the official top speed of the beast along with other performance attributes of the car, the Mustang Mach-E GT for consumers is expected to achieve a speed of 0-60 mph in under four seconds with as estimated 459 horsepower and 612 pound-foot of torque.

The Mustang Mach-E 1400 is expected to debut at a Nascar “pretty soon” according to company officials. The car will also feature three passenger seats for the company to offer public rides in at future events.

Article Source:

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/21/ford-unveils-electric-mustang-mach-e-race-car-with-1400-horsepower.html

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