And it can do a four-wheel burnout!
Earlier this month, spy footage revealed a stripped-down electric vehicle making some crazy noises and performing some big drifts. Just a few days later, Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s RTR brand teased a new build based on the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. The short teaser video didn't actually show any angles of the new vehicle but instead panned over the burnout marks it had created on a runway. As the video played, it was layered with loud electric drivetrain noises mixed in with some Mustang V8 exhaust.
RTR's collaboration with Ford Performance will be revealed tomorrow on July 21 but before then, the Blue Oval has put out a teaser to get us excited. The single teaser image shows what looks like a race-ready Mustang Mach-E performing a four-wheel burnout. This car must have some serious power.
Along with the single image, Ford Performance has provided the simple caption, "Tomorrow. #FordMustang #MustangMachE" while also tagging Vaughn Gittin Jr., Ken Block, Joey Logano, Hailie Deegan, Chelsea DeNofa, all of whom are race car drivers. The Mach-E shown in the teaser clearly looks too outlandish to be a production vehicle, so we assume this one will be reserved for the racetracks and drift circuits. In order to smoke all four tires, this drift car will likely have far more than the 459 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque produced by the production Mach-E GT.
Buyers may not be able to purchase this new Mach-E but it should put an end to the doubters who say an EV can't be a true Mustang. This new creation looks just as exciting as any Mustang currently sold with a V8 and it should prove that EVs can sound cool as well. It should also serve as proof that Ford can improve upon its EV drivetrains and could eventually produce a faster, possibly Shelby-branded version of the Mustang Mach-E.