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Ford Mach-E 1400 Prototype proves electric is a viable alternative

Ford Mach-E 1400 Prototype proves electric is a viable alternative

The Ford Mach-E 1400 Prototype proves once and for all that electric is a viable alternative to gas. If there are any doubters left out there who think electric cars are just a passing phase or that V8s are the only way to have power, this is the Ford for you.

As the name hints, the Ford Mach-E 1400 Prototype delivers an awesome 1,400 horsepower from its electric motors. Three times the power of the new Mach-E GT that arrives next year.

“Getting behind the wheel of this car has completely changed my perspective on what power and torque can be,” said Vaughn Gittin Jr., a motorsports champion and founder of RTR Vehicles, which worked with Ford to develop the prototype. “This experience is like nothing you’ve ever imagined, except for maybe a magnetic roller coaster.”

Ford has said that this is a prototype and research project and not a specification for a race car. That may change of course, but don’t expect to see this on a track anytime soon.

“Mustang Mach-E 1400 is a showcase of the art of the possible with an electric vehicle,” said Mark Rushbrook, motorsports director, Ford Performance.

2021 Ford Mach-E

The 2021 Ford Mach-E is a curious beast. The use of the name is still controversial but the car itself looks like it will deliver anything but controversial performance. The design is great, the interior looks superb and the car looks like it will deliver on every promise.

The 2021 Ford Mach-E is a crossover SUV design with low front end, filled-in grille, Mustang-esque lights, raked windshield that rolls round the roof and down to a hatch at the rear. A set of vertical lights that also look like those from a Mustang are inset into a crease in the bodywork to add interest.

The Mach-E comes with two variants. The 68-kilowatt-hour Standard Range and an 88-kwh Extended Range. Output is either 266 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque for the Standard Range or 290 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque for the Extended Range.

The actual range is unconfirmed as yet but Ford says to expect around 210 miles for Standard Range and up to 300 miles for the Extended Range. Charging can deliver 61 miles of driving in 10 minutes with an appropriate 150 kilowatt charger.

There will also be a GT version released next year. This version is expected to have in the range of 459 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque. It is based on the Extended Range models with AWD.

Those ranges should be more than enough to calm any range anxiety and the fast charging element would alleviate charging frustrations as long as there are enough suitable charging stations around!

The order books for the 2021 Ford Mach-E are open now. Enquire at Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2.

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