Ford has just introduced the Mustang Mach-E 1400, a monstrous electric competition car with an approximate power of 1,400 hp. We can compare this figure with that announced by the Mustang Mach-E GT, the sportiest version of the street model, which complies with a total of 465 hp extracted from its two electric motors.
“It’s a huge number,” says Mark Rushbrook, director of motorsports for Ford’s Performance division. “We wanted to push the limits of engineering.” The model is a unique prototype, as Ford developed it without a specific racing series in which the vehicle could compete.
According to the manager, the Mustang Mach-E 1400 is “a blank canvas to show what our new platform is capable of.” The powertrain has been tailor-made, with a total of seven electric motors. So far, the most seen in the industry were four engines (one per wheel).
Ford states that the Mustang Mach-E 1400 can be used as a starting point from which to derive different competition models adapted to multiple configurations (drifting, drag …). The battery has a 56.8 kWh (less than the street Mustang Mach-E) and is made up of NCM bag cells.
Although the Mustang Mach-E 1400 will probably go down in history as a unique prototype that will never hit the streets, Ford already confirmed a while ago the development of Shelby sports versions for its electric SUV. However, everything seems to indicate that we will still have to wait for several years to see them in circulation.