Former Stig Ben Collins also joins Ken Block for the ride.
The Mustang Mach-E carries a name that comes with several expectations. As a "Mustang," it has the bare minimum requirements of being fun to drive, emotionally captivating, stylish, and quintessentially American. Plenty of leaders in the Ford Mustang community support this vehicle fully and openly, while others have outright petitioned against it.
Truthfully, it's too early to measure the Mach-E on (most of) these metrics, but there is somebody of a certain qualification who has already driven one, and came away smiling.
Ford released a 20-minute documentary last month providing a behind the scenes look at the Mustang Mach-E's origins. In it stars master hooner Ken Block, who recently finished storming up a famous mountain road in China with a 900 hp Ford F-150.
Joining Block along for the ride is former Stig Ben Collins, NASCAR driver Billy Johnson, actress Molly McQueen, and Ford product development chief Hau Thai-Tang. The video is hilariously cheesy at times since Ken Block isn't renowned for his acting abilities.
With Thai-Tang behind the wheel, the Mustang Mach-E doesn't get pushed to its limits initially. "Seriously? I'm used to going 200 mph. Might as well just get out and walk," Johnson jokes. Thai-Tang then turns the music down to make the cabin silent and everyone pretends they had no idea the Mustang Mach-E is fully electric. It's cringe-worthy to watch. Ford's product development chief then puts his foot down to demonstrate the SUV's blistering performance, which Johnson admits "feels racy." McQueen also remarks how it "feels like a sports car."
Thinking the SUV can be pushed harder, Block swaps places and takes the Mustang Mach-E for a spin around the track, but it's still relatively tame compared to his usual sideways driving style we've seen in Gymkhana videos.
Block describes the Mustang Mach-E as "very impressive" with "really nice" turning and braking - because of course Ford didn't pay him to say that. He also admits this was the first time he's ever driven an electric car. Hopefully, it won't be too long before we get to see Block give the Mustang Mach-E the full Hoonigan treatment in a future Gymkhana video.