The Mustang Mach-E 1400 features seven motors in total; five more than the standard Mustang Mach-E!

Ford is on a hot streak lately and it seems like nothing can go wrong for the company. Running high on the Bronco’s launch success, the Blue Oval has carried over the momentum to its electric steed – the Mustang Mach-E – by unveiling a performance prototype of its EV. This Mustang churns out a massive 1,400 horses and features seven motors in total! How about that!

A 1,400-Horsepower Monster

With 1,400 Horsepower, The Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 Is Useless But Awesome Exterior
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A day before the unveil, Ford Performance tweeted an image of a Mustang Mach-E burning some rubber (this would be an understatement) with a cryptic message saying “Tomorrow”. However, this was enough to let us know that Ford is up to something big.

Now, the company has unveiled the Mustang prototype race car that has an uncanny resemblance to the Hyundai Veloster N.

Called the Mustang Mach-E 1400, Ford has built this prototype in collaboration with RTR Vehicles. It is based on the Mustang Mach-E GT and generates 1,400 horses combined from its seven electric motors. These 1,400 horses can be split evenly between the front and the rear. Three of these motors are attached to the front differential and four to the rear in what Ford calls the ‘pancake style’. A single driveshaft connects them to the differential which is said to have a wide adjustability range and can drift or run down a drag strip flawlessly.

A Strong Braking System To Keep It Under Control

With 1,400 Horsepower, The Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 Is Useless But Awesome Exterior
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Ford and RTR have paid special attention to optimize the aerodynamics by focusing on the air vents, dive planes, front splitter, and the rear wing.

The automaker claims a downforce value of 2,300 pounds at 160 mph. Ford has also summoned Brembo to take care of the braking duties. The braking setup features a hydraulic handbrake designed for drifting that integrates with the powertrain controls. This means the driver will be able to shut off power to the rear motors as and when required. I can imagine Ken Block grinning.

This is similar to the setup seen on the Mustang GT4. An electronic brake booster is also equipped to allow regenerative braking combined with ABS and Stability Control.

Will This Even Last For A Hundred Miles?

With 1,400 Horsepower, The Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 Is Useless But Awesome Exterior
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This beast receives power from a 56.8-kWh battery pack that is different from the ones seen in mainstream EVs.

It is made up of nickel manganese cobalt pouch cells that allow a high discharge rate, thus leading to higher performance. The battery also features a d-electric coolant that helps it cools down while charging. As for the body itself, Ford has made use of organic composite fiber for the hood and carbon fiber for the rest of the vehicle. This would’ve resulted in a heavy weight-loss, but Ford hasn’t mentioned the curb weight of this prototype.

Final Thoughts

With 1,400 Horsepower, The Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 Is Useless But Awesome Exterior
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We’ll have to wait for Ford to announce the 0-60 mph times, top speed, and other performance specs. To give you an idea, the mainstream GT trim that this model is based on churns out 459 horses and 612 pound-feet of torque and is expected to take under four seconds to hit the 60 mph mark from a standstill. So, imagine what this 1,400-horsepower beast with lighter components and better aerodynamics could achieve!

Ford said that it is looking forward to debut the Mustang Mach-E 1400 at the NASCAR race soon. Do you think it could take the racing world by storm? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Ford Mach-E Performance
Battery Type Drive Type Performance Horsepower and torque
Select Standard Range Rear-Wheel Drive 255 HP / 306 LB-FT
Select Standard Range All-Wheel Drive 255 HP / 417 LB-FT
Premium Standard Range Rear-Wheel Drive 255 HP / 306 LB-FT
Premium Standard Range All-Wheel Drive 255 HP / 417 LB-FT
Premium Extended Range Rear-Wheel Drive 282 HP / 306 LB-FT
Premium Extended Range All-Wheel Drive 332 HP / 417 LB-FT
First Edition Extended Range All-Wheel Drive 332 HP / 417 LB-FT
California Route 1 Extended Range Rear-Wheel Drive 282 HP / 306 LB-FT
GT Performance Extended Range All-Wheel Drive 459 HP / 612 LB-FT
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