The all-electric Mustang Mach-E now has a couple of years of experience under its belt, and it’s time to amp things up a bit. When looking at a Ford Mustang Mach-E for sale, it’s pretty obvious that this SUV is a head-turner with its contemporary style, electric power, and Mustang adrenaline coursing through it. Soon, there will be a new breed of Mach-E on the road, the Mach-E Rally, which is set to be released in the next couple of months. It’s already made a name for itself at last year’s Rebelle Rally in the desert, so what can it accomplish during the everyday drive? Quite a lot, and when it comes to igniting a spark of excitement in the drive, the Mach-E Rally can achieve this without even trying, even though it hasn’t been unleashed to the masses yet.
You may not have ever pictured a Mustang tackling a little light-duty off-roading, but then you haven’t met the Mustang Mach-E Rally. This is what it was made for, with a 91-kWh dual motor system delivering 480 horsepower to urge it forward with gusto. With 650 lb-ft of torque, the Mach-E Rally can power through difficult terrain with precision and agility, making it a serious adventure companion for thrill-seeking individuals. What’s more, its suspension system raises the Mach-E Rally 20mm taller than the standard Mach-E, with fine-tuned springs and MagneRide shocks enabling it to float over obstacles unlike any EV you’ve ever met. Brembo brakes with 385mm diameter front brake rotors bring substantial “whoa” to the Rally’s “go.”
Specialized Michelin CrossClimate2 tires, taller than the ones on the standard GT, on 19-inch rally-style wheels, provide a loose surface grip to ensure maximum control in dusty and sandy environments, perfect for those who yearn to get off-road. Underbody protection allows the Mach-E Rally to traverse dangerous terrain without missing a beat, which makes this Mustang anything but a one-trick pony. Perhaps what’s most exciting is the first-ever RallySport Drive Mode, which features more precise damping, impeccable control, and overall incredible handling during off-road escapades. Harnessing the spirit of the Mustang combined with the fearlessness of an off-roader, the Mustang Mach-E Rally takes exhilaration to a whole new level with its untouchable performance.
Rowdy Rally Design
Not only does the Mach-E Rally perform like a seasoned off-roader, but it’s designed like one, too. Don’t be fooled by the Mustang-inspired style radiating out of every crevice. This desert-hopping, trail-blazing adventurer has features to enhance the experience while also remaining protected. In addition to bold color schemes and stop-you-in-your-track racing stripes, the Mach-E Rally includes protective shielding both underneath the vehicle, as mentioned above, as well as on its door cladding and fender flares. Mud flaps help keep dirt away to protect its paint and keep the Mach-E Rally looking splendidly fierce.
Its bold rear spoiler pays tribute to the gone but not forgotten Focus RS, while a recovery point is built in to handle tricky situations out on the open road. A black roof, fog lights, and a show-stopping front fascia complete the look of this spirited adventurer, making a serious statement wherever it dares to travel next. Performance seats and debossed seating surfaces carry the Mach-E Rally’s boldness to its interior cabin, while gloss white accents bring an air of modern style to this assertive traveler.
To go along with the Mustang Mach-E Rally’s contemporary persona, you can expect to find top-level innovation inside this ready-for-anything EV. From selectable drive modes to hands-free driving capabilities, the Mach-E Rally is loaded with all the technology features drivers desire these days. Engage Mode provides a seamless journey by utilizing ambient lighting and various driving sounds to create the ultimate driving experience, while Whisper Mode takes it down a notch, with gradual acceleration and low noise inside. The increased throttle response and bright orange lighting of Unbridled Mode add undeniable excitement to any ride, while RallySport Mode is the pinnacle of off-road control and finesse.
Opting for Ford BlueCruise hands-free driving system allows drivers to further enhance their time on the highway. Blue Zones make up 97% of controlled-access highways in the U.S. and Canada, making it easy for drivers to sit back and truly enjoy every moment of the ride. Pair this exceptional level of innovation with extraordinary performance and design elements, and the Rally takes the Mach-E name and places it firmly above the competition.
An All-Electric Wonder
It’s hard to believe that the Mach-E Rally is an electric vehicle, but with a range of 250 miles, it is ideal for virtually any type of trip. Even more impressive is that it can charge from 10% to 80% in under 37 minutes when utilizing the DC fast-charging option. Multiple charging options can also be found with the Rally, including a home charging unit. Ford also has one of the largest networks of charging stations in the nation. You may have never expected the Mustang name to be associated with an EV, but the Mach-E proves that it doesn’t matter what’s under the hood. All that matters is what you do with it.
Ready for the Rebelle Rally
Last year the Mustang Mach-E Rally made its grand debut at the Rebelle Rally, which took participants across the Nevada and California deserts for eight days of off-roading bliss. From bumpy trails to desert sand, the Mach-E Rally competed with some of the best adventurers in the business, coming in fifth in the X-Cross Class. Beating out the Subaru Outback, Honda Ridgeline, and Hyundai Santa Cruz, the Mach-E Rally made a serious statement in its first-ever rally appearance.
With hidden checkpoints, varying terrain, and smartphones and GPS prohibited, the Rebelle Rally isn’t about speed. It’s about navigating challenges and keeping your wits about you. Fortunately, the participants were already ahead of the competition by choosing to have the Mach-E Rally accompany them on the journey. It’s to be expected that the Mach-E Rally will be ready to blow past last year’s performance when it returns in October for its second year in the desert.
Excitement Awaits in the Mach-E Rally
You’ll most likely start seeing the Rally badge creeping around town in the next few months. You’ll notice that it’s as talented on the open highway as it is on the trails, making it an ideal pick for drivers who want the best of both worlds in their everyday vehicle. There’s no reason those who seek out adventure need to have a separate vehicle to do so. The Mach-E Rally is exceptional at handling both the daily drive and a weekend excursion without hesitation.
From its fearless design to its skilled performance, and its advanced innovation to its electric engineering, the Mach-E Rally takes the Mustang inventory into a whole new realm, appealing to a new demographic of drivers who seek out thrills wherever they travel. The iconic Mustang name is now part of the off-road world, which is something that many people didn’t see coming. It’s to be expected that the Mach-E arsenal will continue to break down barriers of what an EV is capable of. It’s already starting with the highly anticipated Mach-E Rally.