Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally to get at least 480 hp, start around $65k

The off-road focused Mustang Mach-E Rally will produce at least 480 hp and 650 pound-feet of torque from a special two-motor layout and will be priced from around $65,000, not including shipping, Ford Motor Co. said Thursday.

The 2024 crossover, revealed in July, will go on sale early next year.

Ford said it is equipped with a specially tuned version of the Mustang Mach-E GT’s powertrain, special 19-inch wheels and extensive protection along the body’s undercarriage to protect the lithium ion battery. The Mach-E Rally will get an estimated 250 miles per charge, roughly 60 less than the most-efficient Mach-E.

The vehicle is Ford’s first electric offering in the popular off-road segment, which the automaker has focused on in recent years with subbrands such as Bronco, Raptor and Timberline.

“Just a year ago, this was merely an idea, and what you see today is a testament to the passion and intense creativity of our Model e team,” Donna Dickson, chief engineer, Mustang Mach-E, said in a statement. “We have always explored new areas of performance, and the combination of a rally-tuned suspension, dual motor electric powertrain and wicked styling makes the Mustang Mach-E Rally a different kind of performance vehicle that will excite customers chasing their next adventure.”

The vehicle will be the first from Ford to include a RallySport Drive Mode, which allows for added yaw for bigger slides, a linear throttle response for better control and more aggressive damping for better handling in loose corners.

It will also include the latest version of BlueCruise 1.3, Ford’s hands-free driver-assist system.

Officials said Ford won’t limit production of the Mach-E Rally and will build to meet demand.

“Mustang Mach-E Rally puts Ford’s decades of passion for rally championships around the world right in the hands of our customers,” CEO Jim Farley said in a statement. “It takes Mustang where it hasn’t been before – to gravel and dirt roads. Inspired by true driving enthusiasts, a driving experience like never before for the pure joy of driving.”

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