“Just a year ago, this was merely an idea, and what you see today is a testament to the passion and intense creativity of our Model e team,” said Donna Dickson, chief engineer, Mustang Mach-E. “We have always explored new areas of performance, and the combination of a rally-tuned suspension, dual motor electric powertrain, and wicked styling makes the Mustang Mach-E Rally a different kind of performance vehicle that will excite customers chasing their next adventure.”
Mustang Mach-E Rally is powered by a tuned version of the Mustang Mach-E GT powertrain, with a two-motor layout targeting at least 650 lb.-ft. of torque and 480 horsepower.
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, Ford engineers said.
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 gloss white 19-inch rally-style alloy wheels inspired by past Ford rally vehicles and wearing 235/55 R19 Michelin CrossClimate tires. Additionally, 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-ever RallySport Drive Mode from Ford, the company said, 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.
To test the Mustang Mach-E, Ford developed an all-new rally course at its Michigan Proving Ground, Ford engineers said, and was designed by rallycross veterans. The Mustang Mach-E Rally prototypes then completed 500-mile tests simulating rally-cross durability trials.
The Mustang Mach-E Rally also features a rear spoiler that takes inspiration from the Focus RS, contrasting accents, including upper and lower body moldings, a front splitter, black painted steel roof, and a front fascia that houses built-in rally-inspired fog lights. Every Mustang Mach-E Rally comes standard with two racing stripes, and can be ordered in Grabber Blue, Shadow Black, Eruption Green, and Grabber Yellow with available Star White or new Glacier Gray as extra cost options.
Ford designers completed the interior with gloss white accents on the dash, the lower spokes of the steering wheel and contrasting stitching on the doors. Drivers will strap into distinctive Ford-designed performance seats that feature gloss white seatbacks, and “Mach-E Rally” debossed into the seating surface.