This Mach-E Prototype has 7 Motors
July 22, 2020—Ford introduced a prototype called the Mustang Mach-E1400. The company says it wants to "challenge the perceptions" of electric vehicle performance with this model, a press release says.
Ford says the car should produce around 1,400 horsepower and 2,300 lbs. of downforce at 160 mph. Three electric motors are attached to the front differential and four are attached "to the rear in a pancake style, with a single driveshaft connecting them to the differentials," the press release says.
The battery is a "56.8-kilowatt-hour battery (installed) is made up of nickel manganese cobalt pouch cells for ultra-high performance and high discharge rate. The battery system is designed to be cooled during charging using a di-electric coolant, decreasing the time needed between runs."
As a track-focused vehicle, Ford says it will make an appearance at a NASCAR race soon. The prototype involved some 10,000 hours of development work with RTR, according to Ford.
“Now is the perfect time to leverage electric technology, learn from it, and apply it to our lineup,” said Ron Heiser, chief program engineer, Mustang Mach-E, said in the press release.. “Mustang Mach-E is going to be fun to drive, just like every other Mustang before it, but Mustang Mach-E 1400 is completely insane, thanks to the efforts of Ford Performance and RTR."