Ford Shows Off the Mustang Mach-E Rally, A Beefy Electric Pony Car

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

ford shows off the mustang mach e rally a beefy electric pony car

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is many things, but its crossover body has meant that it isn’t the performance stalwart that its namesake gas counterpart has been for decades. The Mach-E GT took a significant step in the right direction, and Ford recently showed off another performance variant at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. 

Ford teased the SUV a few days ago, showing flashes of a beefy Mach-E tearing up a dirt road. Now that we have a clearer look, the Mach-E Rally sports old-school racing wheels and aggressive tires. The SUV Ford showed at the event wore heavy camouflage, but we can see a unique LED daytime running light setup, beefy cladding along the rockers and under the front bumper. 

While Ford’s other wild electric creations, such as the Mach-E 1400 and the Pro Electric SuperVan, The Blue Oval has earmarked this vehicle for production. Looking at the popularity of other off-road sports cars like the wildly expensive Porsche 911 Dakar and Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato, it’s not surprising that Ford jumped into the “safari” vehicle trend.

Ford hasn’t elaborated on specs like range and horsepower, but it’s reasonable to expect output figures somewhere between the 346-horsepower California Route 1 and 480-horse Mach-E GT. We’ll probably see skid plates underneath to protect the battery and drivetrain components. 

[Image: Ford]

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  • Phil Massey Phil Massey on Jul 15, 2023

    It is absolutely incredible just how bad this site has become.

  • Phil Massey Phil Massey on Jul 15, 2023

    Chris tells me this is a pony car when it is clearly not. I can see he is lying about something I can visually confirm.

    Why should I trust a single word he writes?

  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Jul 16, 2023

    Regarding what is up and what is down in the world of Ford Motor Company sales in the U.S., here is the latest (released 10 days ago). Rorschach test is on page 4; knock yourself out.

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    • VoGhost VoGhost on Jul 16, 2023

      All I see is F-series up 100K units from last year. That's big.

  • Wolfwagen Wolfwagen on Jul 17, 2023

    A couple of things about this.

    1. Who knew that Ford was still selling EcoSports? Im sure it is leftover inventory but still. More importantly who the hell is buying them?
    2. The MachE is down almost 21% from last year?! No Bueno! What's driving it? where did those customers go?
    3. The Ranger is down almost 29% from last year?! What's driving it?
    4. Transit Connect see #1
    5. Corsair and Aviator are down 3% and 25 % respectively. Again what's driving it
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    • CoastieLenn CoastieLenn on Jul 17, 2023

      I think the Ranger being down is because the new model is near. People that want a Ranger will wait for the new model or will wait until the new model comes in and scoop up the leftover previous gen at a discount.