Following on the heels of the recently-shown Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 EV drag racer, the Mustang Mach-E 1400 prototype, with its seven electric motors & ultra-high-performance battery, has been designed to tackle a track, drag strip or a gymkhana course.
Ford Performance has shown yet another example of what high-performance electric vehicles are capable of, with the new Mustang Mach-E 1400 prototype. Developed in association with RTR Vehicles, the Mustang Mach-E 1400 is capable of generating up to 1,400bhp (approx.) via a 56.8kWh high-performance battery pack. Plus, Mustang Mach-E 1400 prototype has been fitted with seven electric motors for true high-performance. No wonder then that it represents nearly 10,000 hours of collaboration between Ford Performance and RTR Vehicles.
The Mustang Mach-E 1400 prototype started life as a body-in-white Mustang Mach-E GT. As mentioned above, it's been fitted with seven electric motors, five more than the Mustang Mach-E GT. While three are attached to the front differential, the remaining four are fitted at the rear in a 'pancake' configuration, with a single driveshaft connecting them to the differentials. This sort of layout allows the Mustang Mach-E 1400 to be tuned & set up for virtually any kind of course/style of driving – from drifting to high-speed track racing.
The chassis and powertrain are set up to allow different configurations, including rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive. The power delivery can either be split 50:50 or can be sent completely towards the front/rear end. The aerodynamic tuning is such that at speeds of about 258km/h, the total downforce generation is pegged at 1,043kgs!
The 56.8kWh battery also gets an independent cooling system, while an electronic brake booster adds regenerative braking, ABS & stability control. Top-of-the-line Brembo braking components ensure stopping power comparable to the Mustang GT4 race car, and an additional hydraulic handbrake system helps perform some outrageous drifts, like any tuned gymkhana racer.
As mentioned above, the Mustang Mach-E 1400 is only a prototype and will be revealed to the public at an upcoming NASCAR event in the United States.