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Space white, check
Tank turns, check
Unbridled mode, check
Packing in four other Mustang race cars into one, check
Room for four, check

What’s not to love? And I have to believe the MME GT was featured at the end for a reason.
 

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I was hoping they‘d do a drag race between the cars in that video. It’d be a nice way to drive home the idea of this being a modern day muscle car.
 

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Great show! Love the sound! It is bound to attract the younger crowd. But, it's all show. 56Kwh batteries and seven motors, probably will only go about 50 or so miles.
 

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Where’s the people saying ford marketing sucks now??

Haha marketing only works if you have something to sell and looks like they want to start ramping those orders. This will sell way more MMEs than keeping you lot happy with weekly emails.
 

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Bonkers!😲😲😍

This shows FMC is very serious and invested in Mach-E and it's electrification plans, quite exciting!
 

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This was an interesting interview with Tom Moloughney on the MME 1400. Ford Performance says it'll go for an hour on the track and has 800v architecture.

https://insideevs.com/news/434928/exclusive-interview-ford-mustang-mach-e-1400/
Definitely sounds like this project is not just marketing and we will likely see it at races and see some of it's tech in production cars:

Rushbrook further explained that engineering the cooling system for this extreme use case was a big part of the learning opportunity they had. Lessons learned with the battery management system in the Mach-E 1400 can transfer over to future Ford electric vehicles, aiding their ability to perform at high levels for longer periods of time and also recharge faster.

800-Volt battery system
We also learned quite a bit more than the press release offered about the battery used in the Mustang Mach-E 1400. Rushbrook first told us the Mach-E 1400 uses different cells for the 56.8 kWh battery pack than the pouch cells made by LG Chem used in the production Mach-E. Rushbrook wasn't prepared to offer us the name of the supplier but did say they were nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) chemistry.

He also revealed that similar to the Porsche Taycan, the Mustang Mach-E 1400 used an 800-volt battery system, which will offer a more efficient power transfer to the electric motor and faster recharging. Ford needs to be able to recharge the vehicle quickly because Rushbrook told us the goal is to be able to race the vehicle all day at events, needing only to stop about once for every hour of heavy use to recharge. With the Mach-E 1400, it's not how many miles per kWh you can get, it's how many kWh it consumes per mile.

Yeah, but what's the driving range?
We know the Mustang Mach-E 1400 engineers weren't shooting for long-range as most production EVs are. Still, we threw that question at Rushbrook and got the answer we kind of expected. It all depends on what kind of racing the vehicle is doing. As mentioned, unlike the Cobra 1400 that is strictly designed for the drag strip, the Mach-E 1400 can participate in a number of different kinds of racing events, so the range will vary depending on the use. However, the goal was to be able to run the vehicle hard for about an hour between recharging, and that's what Rushbrook says they plan to do.
 

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This was an interesting interview with Tom Moloughney on the MME 1400. Ford Performance says it'll go for an hour on the track and has 800v architecture.

https://insideevs.com/news/434928/exclusive-interview-ford-mustang-mach-e-1400/

They have 800V architecture, so why aren't they using for the production Mach-E? That is a game-changer for electric vehicles. That is why I'm going to wait on the Kia Image as it will have 800V architecture and Rimac technology. They could have been ahead of everyone if they bought 800V architecture to the market at an affordable price.
 

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This is a fun video/project. I'm really impressed with just how different the Mach E looks all dressed up. Really see some potential in making it [email protected]
RTR currently sells aftermarket parts and I am assuming other vendors who support the current Mustang will come up with parts, too. I am hoping the select/premium grills can be easily swapped for something better looking.
 

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I'd love to see battery swapping on this car.
 

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They have 800V architecture, so why aren't they using for the production Mach-E? That is a game-changer for electric vehicles. That is why I'm going to wait on the Kia Image as it will have 800V architecture and Rimac technology. They could have been ahead of everyone if they bought 800V architecture to the market at an affordable price.
While it is good to see it using the 800v the major disappoint for me is the whole drive train setup. They go to the trouble using compact yasa motors and then use them driving conventional diffs :(, we already have compact combined electric motor and diff combos, bolting a load of yasa motors together to make some mutant twin engine multi rotor electric rx7 does nothing to advance the tech.

Personally would have really liked to have seen a true motor per wheels setup so use 8x units instead for 2x per wheel and really go to town and develop electric torque vectoring, using a diff is just pointless exercise and no different to what we can already do with an ICE, with separate drive per wheel you now have to ability to run a wheel in reverse.
 

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WOW! I was left almost breathless watching the video. I definitely see Ford translating some of this prototype performance features to future Mach-E models, including the 800 volt battery. As many tech fans know, P=ExI (or Power equals Voltage times Current) so to get more power, you have to increase the factors. A higher I needs thicker and heavier conductores (wires and bars), but a higher V only needs better insulation. Since many modern wires are already insulated to 1 kV or more, I see that possible for future EVs and their batteries.

Working with high voltages is not new. I worked and serviced high voltage vacuum tube circuits in old TV and radio sets and CRT video terminals, where some circuits held as high as 25 kV. And techs just have to be careful and follow all safety protocols to service these higher voltages. So with just improving the insulation in the motor windings and better electronics in controllers, we can have kilovolt batteries in future EVs for 500 to 1,000 mile ranges, and actually have lower cost EVs with smaller and lighter battery packs for shorter ranges (300 to 500 miles).

Well done, Ford! This is the real future of automobile performance!
 



 








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