Power is almost the same as the Bugatti Chiron with a 16-cylinder 8-liter engine.
Everyone has long accepted to consider Tesla a trendsetter in the electric vehicle industry, but this is only partially true: the brainchild of Elon Musk really almost completely crushed the electric mass market for itself, but niche models from other manufacturers come out even better. An example of this is the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
7 electric motors and 1400 hp. – for many, this will already be enough to understand how uncompromising the model turned out to be. Only the Bugatti Chiron with an old-school 16-cylinder internal combustion engine with a volume of 8 liters can be cited as analogues. But the Chiron is a merciless destroyer of the ozone layer of the earth and a terrible nightmare for a Greenpeace, while the Mustang Mach-E with the same breaking power is already a product of modern “green” technologies, a worthy example for other manufacturers to emulate. Greta Thunberg would clearly approve. And we must not forget that the Chiron is a standard hypercar spread out on the ground, and the Mustang Mach-E is still some kind of SUV.
The average person probably has a hard time figuring out where seven engines could fit in a car, but Ford engineers obviously knew what they were doing. The layout is very interesting: three engines are connected to the front differential, four are located at the rear. They are connected using a cardan shaft. This was done in order to be able to maximally adjust the parameters of the car and, in particular, traction. For example, disabling the conditional front-wheel drive can turn the Mustang Mach-E into a very angry drift car. As Mark Rushbrook, director of motorsport for Ford Performance, said: “The challenge was to control the extreme power levels provided by the seven motors. The Mustang Mach-E 1400 is a showcase of the art of what is possible in the electric car. ” The video above demonstrates as clearly as possible what Mark Rushbrook said.
There is no talk of any more or less normal autonomy in the case of the Ford Mustang Mach-E: the electric car received a 56.8 kWh battery, which is unlikely to be enough for more than a dozen laps on some autodrome. However, during braking, the battery is recharged through recuperation. The electric car also received Brembo brakes from the Mustang GT4 racing car. A hydraulic handbrake is provided for drifting.
The cost of the Ford Mustang Mach-E has not yet been named, and it is unlikely to be: it will most likely remain a car for demonstrating capabilities, but not a production model. The public debut of the novelty is expected at the NASCAR race.