Less than 72 hours ago RTR Vehicles a Teaser to a seemingly heavily modified Ford Mustang Mach-E. And now the monster is revealed. The Ford Motor Company today presents the Mustang Mach-E 1400 in front. It is the "One-of-a-kind“Prototype of an all-electric racing car with a target output of 1.419 hp. Only recently Ford had the also electrically powered Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 presented, which was developed for dragster races. The Mustang Mach-E 1400, on the other hand, is said to compete primarily at US motorsport events (NASCAR) and at the popular gymkhana drift events. The Mustang Mach-E 1400 is based on a snow-white Mustang Mach-E GT and was developed by Ford Performance in collaboration with RTR Vehicles. The teams invested a total of 10.000 working hours in the development of the Mustang Mach-E 1400, which is supposed to close the gap between the real potential of a battery-electric vehicle and customer opinions about the supposed performance of an electric car. Incidentally, the creators of the Mustang Mach-E 1400 describe their product as a road rocket.
56,8 kilowatt hour battery pack
The Mustang Mach-E 56,8's 1400-kilowatt-hour, ultra-high-performance battery pack consists of nickel-manganese-cobalt cells. The battery system is cooled by a special coolant during charging times. The batteries supply seven electric motors - three at the front and four at the rear. This means that the Mustang Mach-E 1400 has five more electric motors on board than the one Mustang Mach-E GT with all-wheel drive. A drive shaft connects the electric motors of the Mustang Mach-E 1400 with the differentials, which have a wide range of settings in order to adapt the vehicle as best as possible to various applications - from high-speed racing to drift competitions.
Mustang Mach-E 1400 with seven engines
"The challenge was to get the extreme performance of the seven engines under control“Says Mark Rushbrook, Motorsports Director, Ford Performance. "The Mustang Mach-E 1400 is a technological lighthouse project for us, we see it as a showcase for the performance of electric vehicles, which is often underestimated". The aerodynamics of the Mustang Mach-E 1400 have been optimized, with a focus on aerodynamics, cooling, the vehicle front and the rear spoiler. The chassis and powertrain are designed to allow the team to explore different layouts and their impact on energy consumption and performance, including rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive. The power can be distributed between the front and rear wheels as required. The contact pressure on the rear axle is over 1.000 kilograms at a speed of 160 mph (257 km / h).
including regenerative braking system
The electronic brake booster allows regenerative braking in combination with ABS and stability control. In addition, the Mustang Mach-E 1400 has the same Brembo braking system as the Mustang GT4 racing car. Especially for drifts, the super sports car has a hydraulic handbrake system on board that interacts with the drive control in order to be able to interrupt the power supply to individual motors if necessary. Ron Heiser, Chief Program Engineer, Mustang Mach-E, explains: “Now is the perfect time to use fully electric racing vehicles. Under competitive conditions, we can gain knowledge that will later flow into our series vehicles. This purely battery-powered Mustang Mach-E 1400 prototype will be fun like any other Mustang before, but thanks to the technological expertise of Ford Performance and RTR, it brings a good deal of extra power to the asphalt". "Getting behind the wheel of this car has had a lasting impact on my view of what power and torque can mean“Said Vaughn Gittin Jr., founder of RTR Vehicles and motorsport champion. "Being in the Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 is something completely new, comparable to my first ride as a child on a roller coaster".
Debut in a NASCAR race
The Mustang Mach-E 1400 is expected to debut in a NASCAR race in the U.S. shortly. For Ford, racing participation also serves as a touchstone for new materials such as the bonnet made of organic composite fibers, a lightweight alternative to carbon fiber, which makes up the rest of the vehicle body. Ford is investing more than $ 11,5 billion in vehicle electrification worldwide. The all-electric Mustang Mach-E is at the head of a planned range of a total of 18 electrified Ford models, which the company will launch in Europe by the end of 2021. If we receive more information in a timely manner, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed if you simply use ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
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Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 with seven engines!
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