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Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally Will Compete In Rebelle Rally

Way back in October 2020, the Ford Bronco Sport participated in the Rebelle Rally – a prestigious off-road race for women only that doesn’t allow the use of modern technology like GPS – with three total teams competing. The crossover went on to score an X-Cross class win at that event, and followed that up with another first-place class finish the following year, while the full-size Ford Bronco managed to come in fourth in the 4×4 Class. Last year, FoMoCo once again headed back to the Rebelle Rally with its Bronco team, and scored a three-peat in X-Cross, though it didn’t fare quite as well in the 4×4 Class. Now, we’ll see another new face at the 2023 running of this unique event – the all-new Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally, which was just revealed back in July.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally will compete in the EV-designated X-CrossTM class of the 2023 Rebelle Rally – which takes place on October 12th-21st – with light modifications, according to The Blue Oval. The all-electric crossover will be driven by Kayleigh Miller – who won the Rebelle Rally in the 4×4 class in 2016, 2017, and 2020 – and Bailey Campbell, who finished second in the Baja 1000 and fourth in Class 1 of the Mint 400.

It’s unclear what sort of modifications the automaker has in store for its specially-prepped Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally, but the production version generates 480 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque from a pair of electric motors, and features upgrades such as MagneRide shocks with specially-tuned springs, a 0.8-inch suspension lift, 15.8-inch front brake rotors with Brembo calipers, protective shielding for both motors, a unique RallySport drive mode, model-specific 19-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin CrossClimate2 all-season tires, and a host of visual differences versus a standard Mach-E.

“Ford has entered vehicles in the Rebelle Rally for the last three years and now is the right time for an electric effort,” said Donna Dickson, chief engineer, Mustang Mach-E. “We’re excited to see Mustang Mach-E Rally take on 1,500 miles of the amazing dirt roads, trails, and two tracks of California and Nevada.”

We’ll have more on the Mach-E Rally soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Mustang Mach-E news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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