Ford Teases Rally-Ready Mustang Mach-E Ahead of Goodwood

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

ford teases rally ready mustang mach e ahead of goodwood

In a move that will surprise absolutely no one, Ford is making a more rugged off-road version of the Mustang Mach-E and teased the vehicle on YouTube. The now well-worn path has been traveled by Porsche, Lamborghini, and countless homebrew mechanics, so it was only a matter of time before we started seeing more mainstream brands getting in on the action. 

Ford plans to reveal the new ‘Stang at the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed, saying it's bringing “an exciting new member of the Mustang family.” Though the clip only shows flashes of the Mach-E, the EV appears to be riding on O.Z. Rally Racing wheels and beefier tires. It’s got a fancy livery, but that’s likely just for show at Goodwood, where Ford said it would demonstrate the new model’s driving capabilities.

It's unclear if Ford will give the variant different powertrain specs from the already-hot Mach-E GT, but the mystery model was shown alongside the GT and a standard trim in the video. We can safely guess that it’ll get suspension mods to go along with the wheels and tires, and all-wheel drive is all but a given.

We also don’t know if Ford plans to sell the rally-ready Mach-E or if it will remain a show car like the Mach-E 1400. Whatever the case, we don’t have long to wait, as the event is coming up in a few days, and Ford will bring out several new models, including the electric Explorer.

[Image: Ford via YouTube]

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  • EBFlex EBFlex on Jul 11, 2023

    Nobody wants the fake Mustang let alone a rally version

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    • EBFlex EBFlex on Jul 12, 2023

      I know VoGhost hates facts and will lie through its teeth to defend government compliance cars (EVs) but here is a story I read in Jalopnik talking about how unpopular the fake mustang is:

      “Data from analytics firm Cloud Theory shows that in Q2,2022 Mustang Mach-Es had turn rates — a fancy term that just means how quickly a vehicle goes from in the dealers inventory to being sold — within 30 days that sat at over 86 percent. By the same time in 2023, that number had dropped nearly 59 percent. This can be backed up by both dealer listings Ford sales stats as well.”

      “Out of the 9,092 Mustang Mach-Es for sale across the country as of this writing, 61.5 percent (5,596) of those had been sitting for over 30 days. Mach-E sales were down 21 percent in Q2 of 2023 compared to the same time in 2022.”

      ”Ford’s problems aren’t just with the Mach-E, though. Take Lightning orders, which one dealer that spoke anonymously to Insider says aren’t being filled:

      But one Ford dealer in the Midwest, who also spoke to Insider on the condition of anonymity, says many Lightning orders are still sitting uncompleted in the bank for extended periods of time. That leaves order holders plenty of time to pick up a different EV before their Lightning finally arrives.“

  • Wolfwagen Wolfwagen on Jul 12, 2023

    This thing should have never been called a Mustang. It should have been the new Fusion. The Mustang name hasn't been this sullied since the Mustang II

  • MrIcky MrIcky on Jul 12, 2023

    It tells me a lot about how Ford sees this product when you type Ford Mustang in your browser and it brings up Ford's configure and buy a Mustang page (no surprise there)- but what is a surprise is there is no Mustang Mach-E reference, - you have to specifically add in the "Mach E" to look at them on Ford's site. Ford was so excited to call it a Mustang, then even they treat it like it isn't part of the family.

    No idea why they are doing this unless it is just simply cheap to do. Maybe they had a couple engineers that were begging to do the project.

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    • Sgeffe Sgeffe on Jul 12, 2023

      @28Cars ^This ^ 10,000! I've seen a few of the "fake Mustangs" out and about, and they just look like a typical xUV. Nothing to write home about!