Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 Prototype

Ford introduces this week the all-electric Mustang Mach-E 1400 – a one-of-a-kind prototype developed in collaboration with RTR Vehicles to demonstrate the performance possibilities of electric propulsion. 

They are awesome.  With a projected 1400 peak horsepower and 2,300 lb. of downforce at 160 mph, Mach-E 1400 takes racing and drifting to new levels.

All-Electric Mustang Mach-E 1400 Prototype

Coming hot on the heels of the 1,400-horsepower all-electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400, this one-off Mustang Mach-E with its seven electric motors and high downforce is ready for the track, drag strip or gymkhana course. 

Anywhere it can show how electric propulsion promises extreme Mustang performance.

Ford Performance / RTR Collaboration

Developed in collaboration with RTR and built off a Mustang Mach-E GT body-in-white, the prototype’s chassis and powertrain work together for a multitude of setups offering capability unlike any other vehicle.

“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.”

10,000 Hours of Work

The Mustang Mach-E 1400 is the result of 10,000 hours of collaboration by Ford Performance and RTR aimed at bridging the gap between what an electric vehicle can do and what customers tend to believe it can do.

 

 

“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.”

Mustang Mach-E 1400 has taken shape without rules. 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.

Seven Motors – Count ’em

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.

“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 chassis and powertrain are set up to allow the team to investigate different layouts and their effects on energy consumption and performance, including rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive. Drift and track setups have completely different front-end configurations like control arms and steering changes to allow for extreme steering angles in drifting. Power delivery can be split evenly between front and rear, or completely to one or the other. Downforce is targeted at more than 2,300 lb. at 160 mph.

Battery on Steroids

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.

NASCAR Soon

Mustang Mach-E 1400, which is set to debut at a NASCAR race soon, serves as a test bed for new materials. An example is the hood made of organic composite fibers, a lightweight alternative to the carbon fiber that comprises the rest of the vehicle

Ford is investing more than $11.5 billion in electric vehicles worldwide, with the first global vehicle, Mustang Mach-E, available to order now. You can’t buy this one, but the production all-electric 2021 Mustang Mach-E starts hitting the streets in the U.S. at the end of this year.

In the meantime – get a taste of the Mach-E 1400 here: https://www.rtrvehicles.com/blogs/news/ford-mustang-mach-e-1400-one-of-a-kind-prototype-video

 

About RTR Vehicles

RTR Vehicles is the brainchild of motorsports champion, Vaughn Gittin Jr.  Over the course of the last 10 years, RTR has received numerous accolades, earned design awards as they continue to innovate and put smiles on owners faces

RTR is focused solely on Ford vehicles developing and selling turn-key Ford dealer installed packages and OEM quality accessories for the after-market.  Packages include the Mustang, F-150 and most recently the Ranger.  

In addition to readily available parts and turn-key vehicle packages, RTR is known for thinking outside of the box and bringing its wild creations to reality, such as the\ Mustang RTR-X, Ken Block’s Mustang Hoonicorn RTR, and now the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400.

Source: Ford Motor Company Press Release