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When the Ford Mustang Mach-E was introduced to the world, Mustang purists got more than a little heated under the collar. There was nothing Mustang about it, besides the shiny horse on the grille and a name. The shape wasn’t Mustang, the drivetrain wasn’t Mustang and the powerplant certainly wasn’t either. The all-electric car wearing the Mustang nameplate was, however past and powerful and since it hit showroom floors at the beginning of 2021, it has amassed sales closing in on 100,000 units.  While that’s still a drop in the ocean when it comes to the number of cars sold in the USA, and also not near the top-selling EVs available the sales show that people have faith in the modern Mustang, and that means demand will continue to grow. To help that along, Ford has reinvented the car a bit to appeal to a wider audience, and so we now find the introduction of the Mustang Mach-E Rally to join the new future-proofed range. In this setup, the car has been tailored to take owners off the usual roads and into the wilderness. Well as far as an electric charge will get it. There are small gas stations on long routes, but not so many charging stations. It seems that the only limiting factor to the Mach-E Rally, although that is also something common to all EVs these days. Routes have to be planned where there will be access to charging stations unless a portable generator of sorts can be employed. So what’s changed with the Mach-E to make it more suitable for an off-road environment?

The first thing a car needs for gravel roads is a better ride height, so the Mach-E was lifted by 20 mm, and it was also given a unique suspension along with specially-tuned springs and MagneRide shocks to soak up the rougher than tarmac terrain. To afford better stopping, the clamps were upgraded and so the EV now wears large 385mm front brake discs with big red-painted Brembo-branded calipers. These are found behind durable 19-inch rally-style wheels in gloss white​ inspired Ford rally vehicles of the past. In case things get sticky, there’s a recovery point built into the front end with an included tow hook. The underside now features protective shielding for the front and rear motors and there’s a protective film on the door cladding and fender arches to help reduce paint chips. There are also optional dealer-installed styled mud flaps to reduce debris spray. This Mach-E gets a tuned version of the regular Mustang Mach-E GT powertrain that sees two motors powering all four wheels with a reported 360 kW of power and 880 Nm of torque, and thanks to a 91 kWh battery has a range of just over 400 km and it is estimated to charge from 10% - 80% in just 36 and a half minutes on a DC Fast Charger. "Just a year ago, this was merely an idea, and what you see today is a testament to the passion and intense creativity of our Model e team. We have always explored new areas of performance, and the combination of a rally-tuned suspension, dual motor electric powertrain, and wicked styling makes the Mustang Mach-E Rally a different kind of performance vehicle that will excite customers chasing their next adventure.” Says Donna Dickson, chief engineer, Mustang for the Mach-E. The car should be available in early to mid-2024 with a sticker price of around $65,000. I wonder if these will ever make it to SA?

Take a look at the YouTube video that shows off the new terrain and capabilities that the new-spec Mustang Mach-E will soon be available in as the Mach-E Rally. This new take on the all-electric EV that's starting to gain more and more popularity and traction in the market should open the car up to a host of new prospective buyers: The First Mustang Made to Live on Tarmac and Play in the Dirt | Ford Mustang Mach-E® Rally | Ford | Ford Motor Company

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