Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally Is an EV SUV Designed to Get Dirty

  • The Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally was revealed today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
  • The rally-inspired Mach-E features circular fog lights, knobbier tires, and a prominent rear spoiler.
  • While specific details are scarce, Ford says the Mustang Mach-E Rally will be available to order in the U.S. and Europe this fall.

Ford will build an off-road-oriented Mustang, only it’s not based on the gas-powered pony car but rather the electric Mach-E. The company today revealed the Mustang Mach-E Rally at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and Ford also said it plans to put the dirt-tuned EV SUV into production.

Designed to Get Dirty

While specific details about its off-road upgrades, powertrain, and price are still unknown, Ford has released photos of the Mach-E Rally in a camouflaged-esque livery that gives us an idea about some of its unique features.

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From what we can tell, the rally-inspired Mustang SUV has a restyled front end with circular fog lights mounted in the panel that poses as a grille. There’s also a red recovery hook on the front bumper. The side view shown above shows subtle body cladding that traces the bottom of the EV as well as around the wheel arches that are filled by mostly flat-faced rims mounted on tires with knobbier tread than any current Mach-E.

In the back, there’s also a prominent rear spoiler mounted on the rear hatch. It looks similar to the last rally-bred Ford—the all-wheel-drive Focus RS hatchback. While it’s hard to say for sure, it does appear as if the Mach-E Rally has more ground clearance than its on-road-only counterparts.

mustang mach e rally rear view

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Destined for Production

The Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally will be raced up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed by former World Rally champion Ott Tänak, who also happens to be the current driver of the M-Sport Ford Puma Hybrid Rally1 entry. Although we still have more to learn about the production version, that information and more should surface before orders open this fall in Europe and the United States.

mustang mach e rally interior

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Currently, the most powerful Mach-Es are the all-wheel-drive GT and GT Performance, with their dual motors combing to make 480 horsepower and up to 634 pound-feet of torque. The 2023 versions start at $61,795 and $66,795, respectively. While they seem poised to be the starting point for the upcoming Rally trim, we’ll have to wait until Ford says for sure.

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Eric Stafford’s automobile addiction began before he could walk, and it has fueled his passion to write news, reviews, and more for Car and Driver since 2016. His aspiration growing up was to become a millionaire with a Jay Leno–like car collection. Apparently, getting rich is harder than social-media influencers make it seem, so he avoided financial success entirely to become an automotive journalist and drive new cars for a living. After earning a journalism degree at Central Michigan University and working at a daily newspaper, the years of basically burning money on failed project cars and lemon-flavored jalopies finally paid off when Car and Driver hired him. His garage currently includes a 2010 Acura RDX, a manual ’97 Chevy Camaro Z/28, and a ’90 Honda CRX Si.

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