Ford introduces Mustang Mach-E 1400, an all-electric street rocket that reveals simply how a lot efficiency will be harnessed with out utilizing a drop of fuel. Coming scorching on the heels of the 1,400-horsepower all-electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400, this one-off Mustang Mach-E with its seven electrical motors and excessive downforce is prepared for the monitor, drag strip or gymkhana course – wherever it will possibly present how electrical propulsion guarantees excessive Mustang efficiency.
The Mustang Mach-E 1400 is the results of 10,000 hours of collaboration by Ford Efficiency and RTR geared toward bridging the hole between what an electrical automobile can do and what prospects are likely to consider it will possibly do.
Mustang Mach-E 1400 has 7 motors – 5 greater than even Mustang Mach-E GT. Three are connected to the entrance differential and 4 are connected to the rear in pancake type, with a single driveshaft connecting them to the differentials, which have an enormous vary of adjustability to set the automotive up for every little thing from drifting to high-speed monitor racing.
“The problem was controlling the acute ranges of energy offered by the seven motors,” stated Mark Rushbrook, motorsports director, Ford Efficiency. “Mustang Mach-E 1400 is a showcase of the artwork of the attainable with an electrical automobile.”
The chassis and powertrain are set as much as enable the crew to analyze completely different layouts and their results on vitality consumption and efficiency, together with rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive. Drift and monitor setups have fully completely different entrance finish configurations like management arms and steering adjustments to permit for excessive steering angles in drifting. Energy supply will be cut up evenly between entrance and rear, or fully to 1 or the opposite. Downforce is focused at greater than 2,300 lb. at 160 mph.
The 56.8-kilowatt-hour battery (put in) is made up of nickel manganese cobalt pouch cells for ultra-high efficiency and excessive discharge price. The battery system is designed to be cooled throughout charging utilizing a di-electric coolant, lowering the time wanted between runs.
An digital brake booster is built-in to permit collection regenerative braking mixed with ABS and stability management to optimize the braking system. Mustang Mach-E 1400 options Brembo™ brakes, just like the Mustang GT4 race automotive, and a hydraulic handbrake system designed for drifting that integrates with the powertrain controls to allow the flexibility to close off energy to the rear motors.
Mustang Mach-E 1400, which is ready to debut at a NASCAR race quickly, serves as a check mattress for brand new supplies. The hood is manufactured from natural composite fibers, a light-weight various to the carbon fiber that contains the remainder of the automobile.
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