- The Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally was revealed immediately on the Goodwood Pageant of Pace.
- The rally-inspired Mach-E options round fog lights, knobbier tires, and a distinguished rear spoiler.
- Whereas particular particulars are scarce, Ford says the Mustang Mach-E Rally will probably be obtainable to order within the U.S. and Europe this fall.
Ford will construct an off-road-oriented Mustang, solely it is not primarily based on the gas-powered pony automotive however relatively the electrical Mach-E. The corporate immediately revealed the Mustang Mach-E Rally on the Goodwood Pageant of Pace, and Ford additionally mentioned 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 images of the Mach-E Rally in a camouflaged-esque livery that offers us an thought about a few of its distinctive options.
From what we are able to 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 purple restoration hook on the entrance bumper. The aspect view proven above exhibits delicate physique cladding that traces the underside of the EV in addition to across the wheel arches which might 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 distinguished rear spoiler mounted on the rear hatch. It appears to be like much like the final rally-bred Ford—the all-wheel-drive Focus RS hatchback. Whereas it is laborious 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 probably be raced up the hill on the Goodwood Pageant of Pace 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 be taught in regards to the manufacturing model, that data and extra ought to floor earlier than orders open this fall in Europe and the US.
Presently, 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 start line for the upcoming Rally trim, we’ll have to attend till Ford says for positive.
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