Made jointly by Ford Performance and RTR, this one-off produces all-electric 1400 HP highlighting the performance possibilities of electric propulsion
Ford showcases the one-off all-electric Mustang Mach-E 1400 Prototype to celebrate the crowning success of squeezing 1400bhp out of seven electric motors. Mach-E 1400 has seven motors, which is five more than the production-spec Mustang Mach-E GT, three attached to the front differential, and four at the rear. 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 dielectric coolant, decreasing the time needed between runs.
This is the result of 10,000 hours of collaborated efforts by Ford Performance and RTR engineers to stomp the authority of electric propulsion for performance vehicles. Aerodynamics have been optimised for shape and location, with a focus on cooling ducts, front splitter, dive planes, and rear wing. “Now is the perfect time to leverage electric technology, learn from it, and apply it to our line-up” mentions 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”, he added. Mach E-1400 also serves as a testbed for new materials as it gets readied for Nascar debut soon.
The hood is made of organic composite fibres, a lightweight alternative to the carbon fibre that comprises the rest of the vehicle. 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.