Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally Seems Fun
Destined to go on sale in the USA early next year, it is expected to carry a price tag of around USD 65,000.
A very yellow with some black Ford was unveiled a few days ago by a well-renowned tuner from Germany – a gaudy Bronco. Now, Ford itself has revealed a car with almost the same colour scheme. But that’s the only similarity between the two. Because what the American automaker debuted is called the Mustang Mach-E Rally. If that’s a bit mouthful for you, here’s the simple version – it’s an EV designed to take on the dirty, dusty and gritty world of rallying.
The GT version of the Mustang Mach-E forms the starting point for the Rally derivative. Ford targets an output from the tuned dual-motor powertrain of at least 650lb-ft (881Nm) and around 480hp. It’s backed by a 91kWh battery, which should provide an EPA-estimated range of 250 miles (402km) and replenish from 10 to 80 per cent charge in approximately 36 minutes and 30 seconds using a recommended DC fast charger.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally also boasts unique suspension, raising the ride height by 20mm over the donor model. Moreover, the setup features “specially tuned” springs and MagneRide shocks. For improved stopping power, there are 385mm front brake rotors with red Brembo-branded callipers. Accompanying those are gloss white 19-inch rally-inspired alloy wheels, wrapped with 235/55-section Michelin CrossClimate2 tyres. The EV’s underbelly features shields for both motors. Also, there’s protective film on the door cladding and fender arches.
A RallySport Drive Mode is also a first here. Once engaged, the Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally can hold bigger slides using a liner throttle response and gets aggressive damping for improved handling in loose bends. Ford says the new drive mode works well in snow and other slippery on-road conditions.
To make it stand out in the crowd, Ford has equipped the Mustang Mach-E Rally with a Focus RS-inspired rear spoiler, a unique front splitter, a black steel roof, and other contrasting elements. And, of course, the twin stripes are unmissable. For the body, buyers will be able to choose from Grabber Blue, Shadow Black, Eruption Green and Grabber Yellow (pictured here). Ford can also paint the EV in Glacier Grey or Star White for an extra fee.
Inside the cabin, there are gloss white accents to complement the wheels. They can be found on the dashboard, the steering wheel and even the contrasting stitching on the doors. Even the seatbelts are white, while seats are adorned with “Mach-E Rally” branding.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally will go on sale in the USA early next year. The starting price should be around USD 65,000.Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in