All-electric Mustang Mach-E 1400 showcased Aug. 8-9 in NASCAR Cup series broadcast

Vaughn Gittin, Jr., left, and Joey Logano, after driving the Mustang Mach-E 1400 prototype at Ford’s Proving Grounds in Romeo, Mich. (Ford)

NASCAR Cup Series Champion Joey Logano had a chance to feel the raw electric power of the Mustang Mach-E 1400 prototype along with Ford’s famed drift star Vaughn Gittin Jr. at Ford’s Romeo Proving Grounds in Michigan.

Logano and Gittin were on-track the week of Aug. 7 to make a short film to showcase the Mustang Mach-E 1400 — developed in collaboration with Gittin’s RTR (Ready to Rock) Vehicles — that will appear for the first time Aug. 8-9 during NBC’s televised coverage of the NASCAR Cup Series races at Michigan International Speedway.

The Mach-E 1400 prototype was developed in collaboration with Gittin’s RTR Vehicles. (Ford)

The one-off Mustang Mach-E has seven electric motors and an ultra-high-performance battery for a projected horsepower of 1,400 and more than 2,300 pounds of downforce at 160 mph.

Three motors are attached to the front differential and four are attached to the rear in pancake style, with a single driveshaft connecting them to the differentials, Ford said in a release. Power delivery can be split evenly between front and rear, or completely to one or the other.
Watch here to see the all-electric prototype in action.

Ford hopes the Mach-E 1400 will help clear the air about electric cars and horsepower. (Ford)

Watch here to see the all-electric prototype in action. 

The 56.8-kilowatt-hour battery is made up of nickel manganese cobalt pouch cells for ultra-high performance and high discharge rate. The battery system is designed to be cooled during charging using a di-electric coolant, decreasing the time needed between runs.

Using Brembo disc brakes, an electronic brake booster allows series regenerative braking, with ABS and stability control. A hydraulic handbrake system allows drifting.

“It was so cool to get a chance to drive the Mustang Mach-E 1400,” Logano said. “With all-wheel drive it just launches at the start and you have so much power it’s crazy. The Ford Performance guys with Vaughn and his team have built something special.”

MarkMaynard@cox.net

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