Ford Unveils Mustang Mach-E Rally at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Ford has surprised car enthusiasts at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed with the debut of the Mustang Mach-E Rally. This exciting new model marks the first time in almost sixty years that the iconic Mustang nameplate is associated with rallying.
The Mach-E Rally is designed to explore uncharted territory where traditional Mustangs have never ventured before, embracing both asphalt and off-road adventures. It is Ford's first rally-inspired electric SUV, showcasing the brand's commitment to electrification and performance.
While specific details about the vehicle are yet to be released, Ford has shared some enticing images. The electric SUV sports a custom full body wrap with eye-catching "Mach-E Rally" decals along the sides, showcasing its rallying spirit.
Taking a closer look at the photos reveals several noteworthy features. These include a rally-style roof spoiler adorned with white Mustang logos, a custom faux grille integrating additional round lights, a red tow hook at the front, white rally-style wheels fitted with BF Goodrich Trail Terrain T/A tires, and mud guards for rugged protection.
The front and rear bumpers bear resemblance to those of the Mustang Mach-E GT, hinting at a powerful performance. Inside the Mach-E Rally, the cabin closely mirrors that of the Mach-E GT, with cream accents on the front seat backs, steering wheel, and dashboard, as well as carbon fiber-like trim on the lower part of the dash.
While Ford has not disclosed specific powertrain details, if the Mach-E Rally inherits the Mach-E GT's traits, it could feature a dual-motor setup delivering an impressive 480 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. In the Mach-E GT, this translates to a rapid 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds.
To give enthusiasts a taste of its capabilities, the rally-inspired SUV will participate in the Goodwood hill climb. Accomplished rally driver Ott Tänak, a former World Rally champion and current M-Sport Ford Puma Hybrid Rally driver, will take the wheel.
Ford plans to open orders for the Mustang Mach-E Rally in the fall, starting with the United States and Europe. This bold electric SUV is set to bring a thrilling rally experience to those seeking both performance and sustainability in their off-road adventures.
During a Twitter event, Ford CEO Jim Farley stated that upcoming Ford electric cars will support Tesla's NACS charging connector, allowing access to Tesla Superchargers without an adapter. Future Ford EVs will feature two charging ports for flexibility.
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