Ford introduced the Mustang Mach-E Rally, a new variant designed for thrill seekers interested in off-roading. Although not the expected Mach-E Raptor, Ford has decided not to water down the successful Raptor sub-brand and instead focuses on the Mach-E Rally as a spiritual successor to the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth. . Revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Mach-E Rally will take part in the famous hill climb, driven by Ott Tanak, World Rally Champion and current driver of the M-Sport Ford Puma rally car.
Ford aims to bring this exciting variant to the public, with plans for availability in the United States and Europe, and opening for orders in the United States in the fall.
Although specific performance and power details were not shared by Ford, the leaked images provide insight into the features of the Mach-E Rally. Notably, it appears to have increased ground clearance over regular models and features several exterior upgrades reminiscent of rally cars.
Spotlights integrated into the front panel, a red-painted tow hook, prominent rear spoiler and rally-inspired OZ Racing wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich Trail Terrain rubber contribute to the off-road aesthetic. The interior image provided by Ford shows a mostly familiar design, with sportier front seats indicating its association with the Mach-E GT model.
While the idea of an off-road electric crossover may seem unusual, Ford is following in the footsteps of Lamborghini and Porsche, which have released off-road versions of their respective models, the Huracan and 911. Ford’s move could open up possibilities for other manufacturers to explore similar concepts, such as Hyundai potentially responding with an off-road version of its recently unveiled Ioniq 5 N.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally will first be available in the US and Europe, but no release date has yet been revealed.
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