Ford is introducing the Mustang Mach-E Rally variant of its EV. It joins the Mustang Mach-E family and pushes electric vehicles in a different direction as the first rally-inspired EV from Ford. The machine features a tuned version of the Mustang Mach-E GT powertrain, with a two-motor layout targeting at least 650 lb-ft of torque (884 N·m) and 480 hp.
The vehicle rides on a unique suspension that has been raised 20 millimeters over Mustang Mach-E GT and is equipped with specially tuned springs, MagneRide shocks, and 385-millimeter front brake rotors with red-painted Brembo-branded calipers.
Mustang Mach-E Rally includes a lithium-ion battery with a 91 kWh usable capacity and is targeting an EPA-estimated range of 250 miles. The Mustang Mach-E Rally is estimated to charge from 10 to 80% in approximately 36 and a half minutes on a DC Fast Charger.
Mustang Mach-E Rally sports durable, gloss white 19-inch rally-style alloy wheels inspired by the long history of Ford rally vehicles and wearing 235/55 R19 Michelin CrossClimate2 tires that provide more sidewall and loose surface grip compared to GT.
With all the gravel customers will kick up, the underside gets protective shielding for the front and rear motors, protective film on the door cladding and fender arches to help reduce paint chips, and available dealer-installed styled mud flaps to reduce debris spray. There’s also a recovery point built into the front end and included hook.
Mustang Mach-E Rally has the first RallySport Drive Mode from Ford, which is designed for off-road driving and allows for added yaw for bigger slides, a linear throttle response for better control, and more aggressive damping for better handling in loose corners. As a bonus, drivers will appreciate how this drive mode, combined with the new tires, allows the Mustang Mach-E Rally to perform in snow and other slick on-road conditions.
It also comes equipped with Ford technology including available Ford BlueCruise hands-free highway driving technology, which will be included with a 90-day trial or can be activated at any point during the vehicle ownership journey. The latest generation of software, BlueCruise 1.3, builds on BlueCruise 1.0 and 1.2 by further enhancing the hands-free-driving experience. Customers will experience a more continuously engaged driving experience with Lane Change Assist and In-Lane Repositioning, providing improved performance including around curves and in narrow lanes.
To test the Mustang Mach-E, Ford developed an all-new rally course at its Michigan Proving Ground. The course was specially designed by rallycross veterans to simulate just what the vehicle might see out in the real world. Engineers and technicians then abused Mustang Mach-E Rally prototypes in 500-mile tests simulating rally-cross durability trials to make sure it lived up to their design intent.
Targeted starting MSRP of the Mustang Mach-E Rally is around $65,000 in the United States, exact pricing closer to launch. The Mustang Mach-E Rally will be available to purchase in early 2024 and deliveries will begin shortly afterward.