Ford Unveils One-Of-A-Kind All-Electric Mustang Mach-E 1400 Prototype That’s Like A Rocket On Wheels
There are dream cars, and then there are cars that are so far out of reach impossible to ever own that they are just pure fantasy.
The brand new the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 Prototype is one of those cars.
This new road rocket is literally one-of-a-kind. The dreamchild of Ford Performance and Vaughn Gittin’s RTR Vehicles, was created to demonstrate the performance possibilities of electric propulsion.
The all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 will reportedly produce 1,400 peak horsepower and more than 2,300 lb. of downforce at 160 mph from its seven motors and ultra-high-performance battery.
“Now is the perfect time to leverage electric technology, learn from it, and apply it to our lineup,” said Ron Heiser, chief program engineer, Mustang Mach-E. “Mustang Mach-E is going to be fun to drive, just like every other Mustang before it, but Mustang Mach-E 1400 is completely insane, thanks to the efforts of Ford Performance and RTR.”
The Ford design team and RTR used many of the same tools Ford uses for its race cars and production programs. Aerodynamics are optimized for shape and location, with a focus on cooling ducts, front splitter, dive planes and rear wing.
Mustang Mach-E 1400 has seven motors – five more than even Mustang Mach-E GT. Three are attached to the front differential and four are attached to the rear in pancake style, with a single driveshaft connecting them to the differentials, which have a huge range of adjustability to set the car up for everything from drifting to high-speed track racing.
“Getting behind the wheel of this car has completely changed my perspective on what power and torque can be,” said Vaughn Gittin Jr., RTR Vehicles founder, motorsports champion and professional fun-haver. “This experience is like nothing you’ve ever imagined, except for maybe a magnetic roller coaster.”
“The challenge was controlling the extreme levels of power provided by the seven motors,” said Mark Rushbrook, motorsports director, Ford Performance. “Mustang Mach-E 1400 is a showcase of the art of the possible with an electric vehicle.”
The 56.8-kilowatt-hour battery (installed) is made up of nickel manganese cobalt pouch cells for ultra-high performance and high discharge rate. The battery system is designed to be cooled during charging using a di-electric coolant, decreasing the time needed between runs.
An electronic brake booster is integrated to allow series regenerative braking combined with ABS and stability control to optimize the braking system. Mustang Mach-E 1400 features Brembo™ brakes, like the Mustang GT4 race car, and a hydraulic handbrake system designed for drifting that integrates with the powertrain controls to enable the ability to shut off power to the rear motors.
Mustang Mach-E 1400, which is set to debut at a NASCAR race soon, serves as a test bed for new materials. The hood is made of organic composite fibers, a lightweight alternative to the carbon fiber that comprises the rest of the vehicle.
This new Mustang Mach-E 1400 follows the one-off Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 that Ford introduced earlier this year.
Of course, as previously mentioned, this particular version of the new Mustang Mach-E is not for sale, but a street version of the car will be hitting the streets near you at the end of this year and is already available for pre-order.
Enjoy more pics of the Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 Prototype below and keep on dreaming…
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