Ford has introduced the Mustang Mach-E® Rally, marking the brand’s first venture into rally-inspired electric vehicles. This model is an exciting addition to the Mustang Mach-E family, showcasing the power and versatility of EV technology for both tarmac and dirt road adventures.
Why It Matters
The Mustang Mach-E Rally is an innovative leap for Ford, highlighting the capability and adaptability of electric vehicles. Donna Dickson, chief engineer at Mustang Mach-E, said, “The Mustang Mach-E Rally symbolizes a new direction in performance, merging rally-tuned elements with the robustness of EV technology, aiming to cater to adventurous customers.”
- Power and Performance:
- The vehicle incorporates a modified Mustang Mach-E GT powertrain with a two-motor system, projecting 650 lb.-ft. of torque and 480 horsepower.
- It will ride on a specialized suspension, 20 millimeters higher than the Mustang Mach-E GT.
- Features include MagneRide shocks, red-painted Brembo®-branded calipers, and 385-millimeter front brake rotors.
- Battery and Charging:
- Equipped with a 91 kWh lithium-ion battery, aiming for an EPA-estimated range of 250 miles.
- Expected to charge from 10% to 80% in around 36.5 minutes on a DC Fast Charger.
- Design and Safety:
- Boasts gloss white 19-inch rally-style alloy wheels and 235/55 R19 Michelin CrossClimate2 tires.
- Protective features for rugged terrains include shielding for front and rear motors, protective films on door cladding, and fender arches.
- Drive Mode and Technology:
- Features Ford’s inaugural RallySport Drive Mode tailored for off-road journeys.
- Comes with Ford BlueCruise hands-free highway driving tech and the upgraded BlueCruise 1.3 software.
- Aesthetics and Interior:
- Offers a rear spoiler inspired by the Focus® RS, unique contrasting accents, built-in rally-inspired fog lights, and a vibrant color range.
- Interior presents white gloss accents, distinctive Ford-designed performance seats, and “Mach-E Rally” embossed seating.
The Mustang Mach-E Rally is the embodiment of Ford’s commitment to innovation, following the legacy of vehicles like the F-150 Raptor® and F-150 Lightning®. Tailored for driving enthusiasts with active lifestyles, this crossover promises a unique driving experience with no tailpipe emissions. Priced at an estimated $65,000 in the US, the Mustang Mach-E Rally is set for purchase in early 2024.