Ford Mustang Prototype Targets 1,400 Horsepower And Will Debut At NASCAR

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Ford Mustang Prototype Targets 1,400 Horsepower And Will Debut At NASCAR

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Ford Unveils 1,400-Horsepower Electric Version of Mustang

Ford unveiled an electric Mustang. The prototype targets 1,400 horsepower
and will debut at NASCAR. A street version is planned by year-end.


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Ford Motor Tuesday introduced the Mustang Mach-E 1400, an all-electric version of the iconic muscle car.

The car has seven electric motors and is “ready for the track, drag strip or gymkhana course,” the Dearborn, Mich., company said in a statement.

A tamer version is coming as well. “The all-electric Mustang Mach-E starts hitting the streets in the U.S. at the end of this year,” Ford said.

It developed the car with auto company RTR. The prototype targets 1,400 peak horsepower.

“Now is the perfect time to leverage electric technology, learn from it, and apply it to our lineup,” said Ron Heiser, chief program engineer for the Mustang Mach-E, in a statement.

The Ford design team and RTR used many of the same tools Ford uses for its race cars and production programs.

Of the seven motors, three are attached to the front differential and four are attached to the rear in pancake style, with a single driveshaft connecting them to the differentials.

“The chassis and powertrain are set up to allow the team to investigate different layouts and their effects on energy consumption and performance, including rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive,” Ford said.

The car’s 56.8-kilowatt-hour battery consists of nickel manganese cobalt pouch cells.

Mustang Mach-E 1400 is set to debut at a Nascar race soon, Ford said.

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It sounds to me that the car will have an exceptionally low center of gravity. Electric motors mounted on the drive axles will contribute to that.
Batteries located where the engine once was will enhance that. I hope they remember to add more bracing to the roof structure.
I 'm guessing they will debut this as a pace car or a one-off exhibition.
Does this mean that Chevy can race their Volt? Can Toyota run the Prius?
Oh, and where can I recharge this sucker? :s_dunno
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And where does the gas can man... oh wait... never mind. :s_biggrin

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And there goes Joey Lagono into the wall. That was a heard hit. This race will be
Red Flagged for at least 2 hours while we wait for the Haz-Mat crew to arrive to clean up the track :s_rofl :s_rofl :s_rofl

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No roar of the engines... :s_no :s_no :s_sad :s_sad. Just a high pitch squeal.....I thought the cars were silent.....
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Annalee, I think that was the sound of the tires spinning! We have had some hybrids in our shop that moved soundlessly.
I'll be honest...it scares me to have a car bump my leg when I don't hear an engine running! My little brother did that!....then, he blew the horn....in a Prius hybrid! He said he wanted to see how high I could jump!
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