He also takes a closer look at what makes the Mach-E 1400 so amazing.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E has just touched down in Europe. As it goes on sale here, the signs look good. It will have 300 miles of range and will cost less than $35,000. Obviously, this is a very important car for Ford Motor Company, so Jay Leno spoke to the Detroit automaker's President and CEO Jim Farley to find out just what makes the all-electric SUV special, and what makes it worthy of the Mustang name. As you'll hear in the video below, Jim Farley is a proper car guy, not just a pencil pusher, and the passion for the Mustang brand is clear to see.
Part of making the Mustang Mach-E attractive to buyers is the way it performs, and Farley says that not only is the regular Mach-E able to offer more torque than the Mustang Bullitt, but the GT version will have more than 600 lb-ft of torque too. As someone who races a 1966 GT40 on the weekends, Farley knows a lot about how a performance car should feel to drive, and he reassures us that the Mach-E has a lot of "Detroit swagger", which can only bode well for the way that it will be received by the everyday individual in a dealer.
The video isn't just a promotional piece for the new Mach-E either, as Farley and Leno discuss the cooling of the car, the way that it has been tested, and Ford's reasons why it believes that it has a competitive advantage against some rivals. But more interesting than this is the detailing of the Mach-E 1400, a vehicle that is capable of running rings around some of Ford's purpose-built race cars. With all these exciting developments in electric technology, Leno's determination that the electric vehicle will take over and eventually be accepted as the best option for workmen, tuners, and everyday people seems to ring true. We can't wait to see if it's as good as it seems.