Ford has introduced the Mustang Mach-E Rally, a new variant designed for thrill-seekers interested in off-roading. While it’s not the anticipated Mach-E Raptor, Ford has decided not to dilute the successful Raptor sub-brand and instead focuses on the Mach-E Rally as a spiritual successor to the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth. Revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Mach-E Rally will participate in the famous hillclimb, driven by Ott Tanak, World Rally Champion and current driver of the M-Sport Ford Puma rally car.
Ford aims to offer this exciting variant to the public, with plans for availability in the United States and Europe, and orders opening in the US in the fall.
Although specific performance and power details have not been shared by Ford, the revealed pictures give some insights into the Mach-E Rally’s features. Notably, it appears to have increased ground clearance compared to regular models and showcases several exterior enhancements reminiscent of rally cars.
Spotlights embedded in the front panel, a red-painted tow hook, a prominent rear spoiler, and rally-inspired OZ Racing wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich Trail Terrain rubber contribute to the off-road aesthetics. The interior image provided by Ford shows a mostly familiar design, with sportier front seats indicating its association with the Mach-E GT model.
While the idea of an off-road electric crossover may seem unusual, Ford is following the footsteps of Lamborghini and Porsche, which have released off-road versions of their respective models, the Huracan and 911. This move by Ford may open up possibilities for other manufacturers to explore similar concepts, such as Hyundai potentially responding with an off-road version of its recently unveiled Ioniq 5 N.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally will be available first in the U.S. and Europe but no date has been revealed for its release as of yet.