Ford Performance, the high-performance division of the North American brand, has just released a short video in which we can hear an electric vehicle drifting. The clip, which only shows us a track covered by tire marks, ends with a date: “7/21” (i.e., July 21).
The day was chosen by Ford Performance to unveil his new electric beast, which will derive from the Mustang Mach-E (something that is deduced by the presence of the blue horse logo in the video). Last week, a highly modified electric SUV unit was sighted for testing that could well correspond to the model announced in the teaser.
At the moment, it is not clear whether we will be dealing with a sports version for sale to the public, such as the Shelby Mustang GT500, or whether it will be a model focused on competition. Ford currently has an electric for drag racing (acceleration) among its ranks, the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 (vehicle derived from the thermal Mustang Coupe, curiously).
At the time, the chief engineer of Ford Performance, Ed Krenz, confirmed that the oval brand would develop a high-performance version of the Mustang Mach-E under the Shelby name, although it did not specify a launch date. “I am looking forward to the challenge of applying Shelby’s features to an electric car.”
Currently, the sportiest version that we can find in the range of the Mustang Mach-E is the GT, which with a power of 465 hp, all-wheel drive and a 0 to 60 miles per hour (0-96.6 km/h) in 3.5 seconds makes the model one of the most performance electric SUVs on the current scene (equals the acceleration of the Tesla Model Y Long Range Dual Motor Performance).
The other possibility is that instead of a Shelby street model, Ford will present a Mustang Mach-E focused on drift competitions, a modality in which electric cars have enormous potential thanks to, among other things, the instantaneous maximum torque, which its propellers boast.