Smack in the middle of its third model year, the Ford Mustang Mach-E has received several updates for 2023, including the addition of a new lithium iron-phosphate battery for standard range models and lower prices to boot. In the meantime, Ford has been keen to explore just what the EV crossover is capable of performance-wise, unleashing the bonkers, 1,400 horsepower Mach-E 1400 a couple of years ago as one of its “EV demonstrators.” Now, The Blue Oval is taking the all-electric model off the pavement with the newly-revealed Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally, which it teased just a few days ago.
Unveiled at the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally is actually the first Blue Oval-built vehicle wearing the pony car badge specifically designed to tackle the world of rally racing, and it will show off its capabilities at that very same event this week. There, we’ll see a familiar face behind the wheel – Ott Tänak, who currently drives the M-Sport Ford Puma Hybrid Rally1 in the World Rally Championship (WRC) and who’s also a former World Rally champion.
However, the Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally isn’t just another one-off EV demonstrator – rather, FoMoCo plans to build and sell this vehicle to the public, and it will be available to order in the U.S. this fall, followed by Europe at a later date. Unfortunately, the automaker didn’t bother to release any details about the rugged new Mach-E, but the one present at Goodwood has some unique treatments such as fog lights, a rear wing, unique wheels, special tires, and some seriously bolstered seats inside the cabin.
“Mustang Mach-E took the freedom and fun of Mustang and made it free from emissions,” said Darren Palmer, Vice President, Electric Vehicle Programs, Ford Model e. “Now with Mustang Mach-E Rally, we’re providing our customers the freedom to venture off the asphalt and beyond the beaten path.”