The Mach-E 1400 is a one-of-a-kind demonstration car that was created to show the potential of all-electric vehicles and to help engineers research ways to increase their power, said Mark Rushbrook, head of Ford Performance Motorsports. The Mach-E 1400 is based on Mustang's Mach-E SUV, which Ford will begin selling next year. The street legal Mach-E GT SUV will produce 459 horsepower from two electric motors.
Ford Performance created the Mach-E 1400 in collaboration with RTR Vehicles, a company founded by drift racing driver Vaughn Gittin, Jr. Drift racing involves sliding cars sideways through curves of a racetrack and the control of the driver and the style of driving is more heavily rewarded than the lap time. RTR specializes in parts and customization for Ford cars and trucks.
"We came together on this project, contributing a lot of ideas from different sources and developed it into what it is," said Rushbrook. "Building upon Vaughn's original idea of what he'd like to do for an all electric drift car and turning it into this extreme all-around athlete to do road courses and drag racing and everything else together."