Even Ken Block's Hoonicorn is no match.
The Ford Mustang is an absolute icon of American car culture, so when the Mustang Mach-E was announced, a large portion of the gearhead populace let out a collective and very audible groan. While we await our first drive in it, Ford has been hard at work convincing us that an electric SUV belongs under the Mustang banner. First, Ford teased us. Then, just a little while later, we saw the insane new 1400-horsepower monster in all its glory. The specs and details on this 1,400-horsepower machine are incredibly impressive, but everyone knows that actions speak louder than words, and the video below proves that electric cars can be serious fun.
In the video, Vaughn Gittin Jr. hits the asphalt playground with fellow Ford brand ambassadors Ken Block, Chelsea Denofa, Hailie Deegan, and Joey Logano. He then proceeds to show each and every one of them up at their own specialty, even out-hooning Block's Hoonicorn Mustang. Although that may not have been the goal, there's no doubt that a 1,400-hp Mach-E that can send its power to both axles or just one is difficult to compete with. And this is what the video is all about. It shows that you don't need to shun a V8 to embrace an electric car, and you don't have to be bored with cars to do it either.
The caption accompanying Gittin Jr.'s post gives an insight into how the driver himself felt after getting behind the wheel of the electric beast, and there's no doubt that he's blown away by the abilities of this modified SUV. Sure, the regular Mach-E won't have such extreme power and will be less capable on various tracks, but the Mach-E 1400 was built to drum appeal for the regular SUV and also help Ford figure out what the right approach to an all-electric performance vehicle should be. Based on the video and Gittin Jr.'s reaction, we think it's safe to say that the future of electric cars - and, more specifically, the Mustang brand - is in safe hands.