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  • Ford and RTR didn't design the Mustang Mach-E 1400 just to turn tires into smoke, but that's something this 1,400hp electric vehicle can do all too well. Ford
  • It's a technology demonstrator that uses seven electric motors to go really fast in a straight line, around corners, or even in a drift. Ford
  • As the name suggests, it's based on the forthcoming Ford Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle, which goes into production this year. Ford
  • Instead of being optimized for range, the Mach-E 1400 has been developed to do this for an hour, then recharge for an hour, then do this again for another hour. Ford
  • That massive rear wing is just one of the aerodynamic elements that gives this EV more than a ton of downforce at 160mph. Ford
  • It started with a Mustang Mach-E body in white. Ford
  • Then RTR and Ford added the high downforce bits. They're mostly made from carbon fiber, but the hood is made from plant fibers. Ford
  • OK, it's a lot more stripped out than the Mustang Mach-E we rode in last year, but it uses the same digital instrument display and infotainment screen. Ford
  • Control electronics are visible but encased in perspex. Ford
  • It even has a pair of back seats. Ford
  • RTR's previous work includes the 1400hp Hoonicorn Mustang (L) and Vaughn Gittin Jr's 900hp Mustang RTR (R) that drifted the entire Nurbugring Nordschleife. Ford

Two weeks ago, a video hit YouTube showing a very loud, very fast electric vehicle testing somewhere in North Carolina. Debate raged about whether this was actual spy footage or guerrilla marketing from Ford's PR department, since the EV bore a lot of resemblance to the forthcoming Mustang Mach-E. That doubt was cleared up on Tuesday, when the Blue Oval revealed the one-off EV in question. It's called the Mustang Mach-E 1400, and it's utterly bonkers.

Readers with good memories might remember that back in April, we got news of a 1,400 horsepower electric Ford Mustang built for the drag strip. The Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 and the Mustang Mach-E 1400 have similar names, and both run on electricity. But there, the similarities end. The earlier car was built for the drag strip, but the Mustang Mach-E 1400 doesn't just want to go fast in a straight line, as the multitude of carbon fiber wings and dive planes make quite clear.

The Mustang Mach-E 1400 was developed by Ford Performance and RTR, a customization shop owned by Vaughn Gittin Jr. that built Read More – Source

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