Ford has been making headlines with its electric SUV, the Ford Mustang Mach-E, since it debuted in 2019. The vehicle has been praised for its performance, design, and technology and for challenging the notion of what a Mustang can be. But Ford is not content with just making a fast and sleek EV for the road. It wants to take the Mustang Mach-E to a new terrain: the dirt.
That's why Ford has unveiled the Mustang Mach-E Rally, a rally-inspired version of the electric SUV that is designed to live on tarmac and play in the dirt. The Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally is the first-ever rally-inspired EV from Ford, and it aims to showcase the power and agility of electric vehicles in a different way.
What Makes the Mustang Mach-E Rally Different?
The Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally is based on the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance, which is already a potent machine with 480 horsepower and 634 pound-feet of torque. But Ford has made some modifications to make the Rally even more capable and fun off-road.
First, Ford has updated the rear motor to increase the total torque output to 650 pound-feet while keeping the same horsepower. This means that the Mustang Mach-E Rally can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, matching the acceleration of the Tesla Model Y Performance.
Second, Ford has raised the suspension by 20 millimeters over the GT Performance and equipped it with specially tuned springs, MagneRide shocks, and larger brake discs with red-painted Brembo calipers. The vehicle also rides on durable, gloss white 19-inch rally-style alloy wheels with Michelin CrossClimate2 tires that provide more grip on loose surfaces.
Third, Ford has added some protective features to the Mustang Mach-E Rally, such as shielding for the front and rear motors, protective film on the door cladding and wheel arches, and available dealer-installed styled mud flaps. There is also a recovery point built into the front end in case of getting stuck.
Fourth, Ford has introduced a new RallySport Drive Mode for the Mustang Mach-E Rally, which is designed for off-road driving and adapts electronic control systems to allow bigger slides, a linear throttle response, and more aggressive damping. This drive mode also enhances the performance of the Mustang Mach-E Rally on snow and other slick road conditions.
Finally, Ford has given the Mustang Mach-E Rally a distinctive look that sets it apart from other models. The vehicle features circular fog lights, a prominent rear spoiler, black roof rails, and a unique grille with a honeycomb pattern and a red R badge. The exterior color options include Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat, Grabber Blue Metallic, Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Star White Metallic Tri-Coat, Shadow Black, Iconic Silver Metallic, Carbonized Gray Metallic, and Infinite Blue Metallic Tinted Clearcoat.