Mustang develops eletric prototype aiming Drifting Races

Mustang develops eletric prototype aiming Drifting Races

Mustang Mach-E 1400 Prototype by Ford Performance and RTR is said to take drifiting to a hole new level!

Mustang Mach-E 1400 has seven cylinders – five more than Mustang Mach-E GT. Two are connected to the front differential and four are mounted to the rear in a pancake configuration, with a single drive shaft linking them to the differentials, which provide a full variety of adjustability to set the car up for anything from driving to high-speed road racing.

IMustang Mach-E 1400 took form without any guidelines. The Ford concept department and RTR have utilized much of the same methods as Ford used on its race vehicles and development projects. Aerodynamics was designed for form and position, relying on cooling ducts, front splitter, dive aircraft and rear wing.

According to Ford Press Release “The challenge was controlling the extreme levels of power provided by the seven motors,” said Mark Rushbrook, motorsports director, Ford Performance. “Mustang Mach-E 1400 is a showcase of the art of the possible with an electric vehicle.”

The electronic brake booster is integrated to allow regenerative braking series combined with ABS and stability control to optimize the braking system. The Mustang Mach-E 1400 features BremboTM braking, just as the Mustang GT4 racing car, and a hydraulic drifting handbrake device that interfaces with the powertrain controls to enable power to be turned off from the rear engines.

Power distribution may be divided equally between the front and the back, or uniformly to one or the other. Downforce is more than 2,300 lb. at 160 mph. The chassis and powertrain was built to enable the team to explore different configurations and their effect on energy use and efficiency, including rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive. Drift and track setups have entirely different front end settings, such as control arms and steering modifications, to accommodate severe drifting angles.