Mustang Mach E 1400 Prototype | Anything you can do, I can do ELECTRIC
Ford Performance and RTR have invested over 10,000 hours creating the Mustang Mach E 1400. This all-electric prototype will allow Ford Performance to test just how far they can push electric propulsion in their vehicles.
- 7-electric motors combined to create 1,400HP (Mach-E GT uses 5-electric motors)
- The battery system is designed to be cooled during charging using a di-electric coolant
- 56.8-kilowatt-hour battery which is made up of nickel manganese cobalt pouch cells for ultra-high performance and high discharge rate.
- Produces 2,300 lbs of downforce at 160MPH
- Configurable drivetrain and powertrain layouts (AWD, FWD and RWD)
- Brembo Brakes from the Mustang GT4
Mustang Mach-E 1400 isn’t just for show…
Do you remember the all-electric Cobra Jet 1400? While these cars pop up and tend to disappear from our news feeds, they have far more importance than just hype. Vehicles like the Mach-E 144 and Cobra Jet 1400 allow Ford to test out components, powertrains, drivetrains and new technology before they make it to production vehicles. One perfect example of this is the Mustang GT4. Remember that awesome carbon fiber spoiler that was used on them during IMSA races? Well, that same spoiler is now on every production 2020 Shelby GT500 with the optional Carbon Fiber Track Package.
The chassis and powertrain are set up to allow different configurations between all-wheel drive, front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive. These different layout configurations allow Mach-E 1400 to attack any road course, drag strip or empty parking lot for donuts. This also allows the Ford Performance team to investigate how each powertrain configuration affects energy consumption and performance.
I’m excited to see what information they gather from the battery system on the Mach-E 1400. The di-electric coolant seems very interesting to me. When I first read that they were using this type of coolant I thought of a cooling system for a large data center.
Another material Ford Performance is testing on this vehicle is organic composite fibers. The hood is made up of this new material they are testing. All I know is that it is lighter than carbon fiber. Could we could see this material show up in some of the future Ford vehicles?
With Ford investing over $11.5 billion in electric vehicles across the globe, the Mustang Mach-E will be the first to market. You will start to see them on the streets later this year. If you would like to see one in your driveway, you can order yours HERE.