This man has such an awesome job.
The Mustang Mach-E is a car that completely changes what a Mustang is meant to be. There's no V8 and it's not even a sports coupe. Ford knows very well how it needs the car to be accepted by its biggest fans and for it to be perceived as a viable alternative for high performance. To that end, Ford recently released a video showing how a 1,400-horsepower modified version of the electric crossover can easily hold its own in V8 company. Now, Head Hoonigan In Charge Ken Block has had an opportunity to sample what seven electric motors can do.
Unfortunately, Block doesn't get to truly unhinge his inner drift demon as he is still very new to this particular version of the Mach-E. Way back in December last year, he got to drive a prototype of the production car, but was warned not to hoon the car. Dimming light and a lack of practice meant that he couldn't fully exploit the Mach-E 1400 this time either, but Ken Block meeting the car properly also gave us an opportunity to take a closer look at the Mach-E 1400 and how extensively it's been modified to cope with the demands of 1,400 horsepower.
The interior is completely stripped and now features a multi-point roll cage, while the dash is an expansive piece of carbon fiber and features a Motec digital driver display. A quick-release steering wheel has also been fitted, along with what appears to be Kevlar-backed Recaro race seats. In the middle of the car, some of the wiring is on display in a clear plastic casing, while popping the hood shows off cantilevered suspension and extensive cooling apparatus. Obviously, the Mach-E 1400 won't ever do duty in any real motorsport competition, but it can run long enough to complete a Hillclimb event and can be charged in around 35 minutes. All bodes well for a Raptor version of the production car someday.