If you're the type to never settle for ordinary, then buckle up—Ford is steering the electric vehicle (EV) market into uncharted territory with their latest revelation, the Mustang Mach-E Rally. It’s more than just a powerful EV; it's a foray into a new stage for electric performance, designed to conquer both the racetrack and the great outdoors.
The Mustang Mach-E Rally is essentially an adrenaline-packed, high-performance version of the already compelling Mustang Mach-E GT. This electric beast houses a dual-motor setup aimed at delivering at least 650 lb/ft of torque and an astonishing 480 horsepower. With all-electric torque delivery, the new Mustang Mach-E Rally certainly has what it takes to deliver exhilarating off-road performance.
Performance is further amped up by the vehicle's unique suspension—raised 20 millimeters higher than the Mach-E GT's. Alongside this, the Rally version is equipped with specialized MagneRide shocks and large 385-millimeter front brake rotors, complete with eye-catching red-painted Brembo calipers. It’s not just a show-stopper; it’s a heart-stopper.
One of the biggest perks of the Mustang Mach-E Rally is its RallySport Drive Mode. This is Ford’s first-ever rally-inspired driving setting, allowing for a more aggressive damping system for loose corners and added yaw for those thrilling big slides. Paired with new 235/55 R19 Michelin CrossClimate2 tires, this EV isn’t just rally-ready; it’s winter-ready too.
The vehicle also boasts a lithium-ion battery pack with a 91 kWh usable capacity, aiming for an EPA-estimated range of 250 miles. In addition, the Mustang Mach-E Rally is projected to recharge from 10 to 80% in approximately 36.5 minutes when hooked up to a DC Fast Charger. In the world of EVs, this is akin to a Formula 1 pit stop.
But what sets the Mach-E Rally apart is its unique blend of power, luxury, and technological prowess. It’s equipped with Ford’s BlueCruise hands-free driving technology, perfect for those moments when you want to sit back and enjoy the ride. And, it's worth noting that the software has seen upgrades, providing drivers with Lane Change Assist and In-Lane Repositioning features for an even smoother hands-free experience.
Visually, this Rally version is a feast for the eyes. It takes its aesthetic cues from Ford’s rich rally heritage, featuring a dramatic rear spoiler inspired by the Focus RS, distinct contrasting accents, and a selection of bold color palettes. Inside, it’s all about comfort, functionality, and style, with gloss white accents complementing the white rally-style alloy wheels and unique Ford performance seats.
The Mustang Mach-E Rally is set to have a starting MSRP of around $65,000 in the United States, with deliveries expected to kick off in early 2024. It promises to be an electrifying experience that puts the thrill of rally racing right in your driveway, with the futurism of electric power.