• An Early Enthusiast’s Guide To The Ford Mustang Mach-E

How to turn your Mach-E into the ultimate Electric ’Stang

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Like it or not, the Mustang Mach-E is now part of the American landscape. In case you are considering one or have already taken the plunge and got yourself an all-electric pony, then what are the options to spruce up your Mach-E? Can you tune the Mach-E to deliver more power or better handling? Your options are limited for now, but they aren’t non-existent.

Overview

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It’s been nearly two years since Ford unveiled its first-ever series production EV. In a fairly controversial move, it decided to use one of the strongest nameplates in the automotive world for its all-electric crossover, the Mustang. Now, this is something that obviously didn’t go down well with the generations of hardcore enthusiasts, but Ford was trying to make a point about its foray into the world of sustainable mobility and it couldn’t find a more fitting way of doing it.

Your Current Options

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Now, as with any Mustang, most people will be looking to customize their rides, I mean it is part of the Mustang culture to go ahead and make it your own. Yes, I get that it is essentially a family crossover, but I’m sure there are some people who want to turn up the heat. However, I have some bad news as there isn’t really much you can do in altering the power characteristic of your Mach-E - at least not yet, anyway. Eventually, however, tuners like Mountune and even Ford Performance will probably offer powertrain upgrades.

Maybe this is a good thing as fiddling with a brand new Mach-E’s power control unit, would not only impact the warranty of your vehicle, but it would also affect the driving range. While the base model Mach-E isn’t the quickest car in the world with 266 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque, the Mach-E GT with 480 horsepower and 600 pound-feet is thankfully plenty fast.

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Although you can’t do much to the powertrain, there is still potential to improve your Mach-E’s driving characteristics by adding better suspension, better brakes, and even grippier summer tires. You can check out some performance parts from Steeda and Lethal Performance for your Mach-E. (Not sponsored).

If it’s just cosmetic upgrades that you are after, there are already a bunch of after-market kits available for the Mach-E. These should be relatively easy to install. Lastly, here’s a quick guide by one Mustang Mach-E owner who was able to vastly improve the drivability of his EV.


Some Kitted Out Mach-Es

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This custom Mach-E, courtesy of Motion R based out of the U.K, has given it a new front facia with what is essentially a fake grille. They have also added a full-blown carbon fiber body kit, that includes more aggressive front and rear bumpers, a lower side sill a ducktail spoiler. The bigger Quantum 44 forged alloy wheels look leagues ahead of the stock rims and fill out the flared arches rather well. Overall, this Mach-E by Motion R sits lower than the standard Mach-E.

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This second car comes courtesy of Ford themselves. The Mach-E 1400. Ford built this particular Mach-E to give you a taste of just what the platform is capable of. The blue oval teamed up with RTR to create this all-electric all-wheel-drive drift monster. Gymkhana legend Ken Block also had a big role in the development of this vehicle, and boy, does it look good. Thankfully it’s not all show and no go as this EV will happily burn up rubber to smoke, sans the growly notes that we’re typically used to hearing with a drift car.

The Next Chapter

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In this new age of EVs, folks are obviously not going to hold back in doing up their rides. The aftermarket is probably already gearing up and it won’t be long before you even start to see out-of-the-box performance upgrades to the powertrain of your EV. Anyway, it needs to be seen how this space evolves.

This would be similar to taking your gas-powered vehicle to the closest shop and blipping it. As for visual upgrades, the sky really is the limit. Wraps, body kits, spoilers, fake exhausts (yeah, on an EV if that’s your thing), upgrading the interior with nicer seats, leather, and a banging stereo. The list can be quite exhaustive and you probably know where I’m going with this.

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Here are some more examples of some wild Mustang Mach-E concepts, that showed up at last year’s SEMA show that should give you an idea of what to expect in this space.

Conclusion

Well, there you have it. A brief guide on where things are at for the Mustang Mach-E. Now, one of the biggest gripes that I’ve heard from people rant about online about their Mach-E’s is about the charging rate dropping after 80-percent, which thankfully Ford has fixed in a recent OTA update, but the biggest one is the availability of all the power for longer than just five seconds for the GT. This one should surely be next on Ford’s future update for the all-electric Mustang Mach-E.

Khris Bharath
Khris Bharath
Khris is a classic car aficionado and adores his Jags and Alfas, although he keeps tabs on everything from super exotics like an old EB 110 to the latest from Lucid. Formula One is very close to his heart, and he diligently makes time to tune in for the Grand Prix on Sundays. Khris also loves his road trips and he prefers stick shift over an Auto any day.  Read full bio
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