At Goodwood SpeedWeek, October 16 to 18, along with European dynamic debuts for Mustang Mach E 1400 and Puma ST, Ford is showcasing to a worldwide virtual audience the maximum capacity of the newest production of the company and prototype performance vehicles.
The exclusive Mustang Mach-E 1400 embraces the extremes of all-electric performance and demonstrates its capabilities for the very first time at the Goodwood Motor Circuit near Chichester, UK, presented by Vaughn Gittin Jr., founder of RTR Vehicles, motor sports champion and accomplished fun-haver, providing targeted peak power of more than 1,400 PS.
The latest Puma ST is Europe’s first Ford Performance SUV, equipped with advanced sports technology, along with an exclusive Limited Slip Differential (LSD) option, patented force vectoring springs and Eco to Track selectable drive modes.
At Goodwood SpeedWeek on October 16, Ford is also expected to have more thrilling news for the most audacious performance car fans around Europe.
“This is a really exciting time for Ford Performance. We are exploring how electrification can bring a whole new level of fun with projects like Mustang Mach-E 1400, and at the same time we are delivering for new customers with Puma ST the accessible, everyday performance that is the core of what we do,” said Stefan Muenzinger, Ford Performance manager, Europe.
Mustang Mach-E 1400
The one-of-a-kind, concept Mustang Mach-E 1400 is the perfect example of Ford all-electric powertrains’ performance on offer.
The product of Ford Performance and RTR Vehicles’ 10,000 hours of partnership, the Mustang Mach-E 1400 is targeted at bridging the difference between what an electric vehicle can achieve and what consumers believe it can achieve.
Following Drifting Competition demonstrations by the founder of RTR, Vaughn Gittin Jr, of the prototype model, Goodwood SpeedWeek participants would be left in no uncertainty about the real ability of all-electric performance.
“Getting behind the wheel of this car has completely changed my perspective on what power and torque can be,” said Vaughn Gittin Jr. “This experience is like nothing you’ve ever imagined, except for maybe a magnetic roller coaster.”
In order to produce 1,419 PS, the Mustang Mach-E 1400 utilises seven cylinders, with a single driveshaft connecting them to differentials that provide a wide range of flexibility to set up the vehicle for anything from drifting to high-speed track racing.
The new Puma ST sets the bar for lightweight SUV driving dynamics while still having best-in – class uncompromised loadspace, Ford’s first SUV in Europe to be as capable on a race track as it is on a family road trip.
In 6.7 seconds, a 200 PS 1.5 litre EcoBoost engine provides 0-62 mph acceleration, and a performance-optimized frame boasts a 50 percent higher torsional rigidity rear twist beam than the regular Puma, 25 percent quicker steering and brake diameters for maximum fun-to-drive improved by up to 17 percent. Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres, specially designed, also provide the most efficient Ford SUV driving experience yet.
The Puma ST also incorporates performance body styling with advanced aerodynamics, including a Ford Performance-embossed splitter, available in bright colours including unique Mean Green, to improve front end downforce by almost 80 percent for better stability and traction.
“Our number one priority was that the Puma ST had to be as exhilarating and capable as every ST model, without sacrificing any of Puma’s practicality,” Muenzinger said.
STARD FORD Fiesta ERX
The STARD Ford Fiesta ERX is also making its Goodwood debut, participating in the Drift Series, continuing to highlight the promise of all-electric propulsion across a variety of motor sport disciplines.
A fully-electric rallycross car based on the Fiesta ST, the Fiesta ERX is designed to comply with the Project ERX regulations of the FIA World Rallycross Championship by rally and racing specialists STARD.
In the Michelin Supercar Run, powered by former-Ford GT Le Mans 24 Hours driver Richard Westbrook, the Ford GT supercar returns to Goodwood to bring high speed action.
The Ford GT has a lightweight aluminium frame and carbon fibre, active aerodynamics, carbon fibre body plates and a V6 EcoBoost 3 twin turbo engine which at a maximum speed of 347 km/h (216 mph) produces 655hp PS and 750 Nm of torque.
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