- The Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally was revealed right now on the Goodwood Competition of Velocity.
- The rally-inspired Mach-E options round fog lights, knobbier tires, and a outstanding rear spoiler.
- Whereas particular particulars are scarce, Ford says the Mustang Mach-E Rally will likely be accessible to order within the U.S. and Europe this fall.
Ford will construct an off-road-oriented Mustang, solely it is not based mostly on the gas-powered pony automobile however moderately the electric Mach-E. The corporate right now revealed the Mustang Mach-E Rally on the Goodwood Competition of Velocity, and Ford additionally stated it plans to place the dirt-tuned EV SUV into manufacturing.
Designed to Get Soiled
Whereas particular particulars about its off-road upgrades, powertrain, and worth are nonetheless unknown, Ford has launched photographs of the Mach-E Rally in a camouflaged-esque livery that offers us an concept about a few of its distinctive options.
From what we will inform, the rally-inspired Mustang SUV has a restyled entrance finish with round fog lights mounted within the panel that poses as a grille. There’s additionally a crimson restoration hook on the entrance bumper. The aspect view proven above reveals delicate physique cladding that traces the underside of the EV in addition to across the wheel arches which can be stuffed by principally flat-faced rims mounted on tires with knobbier tread than any present Mach-E.
Within the again, there’s additionally a outstanding rear spoiler mounted on the rear hatch. It appears just like the final rally-bred Ford—the all-wheel-drive Focus RS hatchback. Whereas it is onerous to say for positive, it does seem as if the Mach-E Rally has extra floor clearance than its on-road-only counterparts.
Destined for Manufacturing
The Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally will likely be raced up the hill on the Goodwood Competition of Velocity by former World Rally champion Ott Tänak, who additionally occurs to be the present driver of the M-Sport Ford Puma Hybrid Rally1 entry. Though we nonetheless have extra to study concerning the manufacturing model, that data and extra ought to floor earlier than orders open this fall in Europe and the US.
At the moment, essentially the most highly effective Mach-Es are the all-wheel-drive GT and GT Efficiency, with their twin motors combing to make 480 horsepower and as much as 634 pound-feet of torque. The 2023 variations begin at $61,795 and $66,795, respectively. Whereas they appear poised to be the place to begin for the upcoming Rally trim, we’ll have to attend till Ford says for positive.
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