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Watch: Ford’s brand new fully-electric Mustang Mach-E prototype in stunning Goodwood drift

Ford showed off how drivers can still have fun behind the wheel of an electric vehicle as professional driver Vaughn Gittin Junior took a special version of the car through its paces. The model used on track was a special model created with more than 10,000 hours of collaboration between the drifting expert and Ford Performance.

The Mustang Mach-E 1400 version is powered by seven electric motors connected to differentials with a huge range of adjustability to set the car up for drifting or circuit racing.

The car had so much power that the driver almost lost control through the final series of turns coming within inches of the hay bales.

Ford says the 1400 model has been built to bridge the gap between what an electric car can really do compared to what customers usually think they can do.

The model has been described as a “test bed for new materials” which could one day make it onto the road-legal version set to launch next year.

READ MORE: Ford launch new Mustang Mach-E in London 

Ford has claimed the car could be capable of 0-62mph in just 3.7seconds with a top speed of 111mph.

The Mach-E is Ford’s first fully-electric machine and already promises an extended range of 379 miles.

The car will also be fitted with high-power charging capability which will ensure drivers can top up for 73 miles in just 10 minutes.

Inside the Mach-E benefits from a range of technology with a giant 15.5-inch touchscreen which uses an algorithm to determine likely destinations.

A range of technological safety systems will be included such as automated parking tools.

In addition, the car will include 500lirtes of boot space while the rear seats can fold down to create an extra 1,420 litres for those that require the room.

Models are available to pre-order now from just over £40,000 with the First Edition available for £58,000.

Ford says there is a range of reasons why motorists should consider making the switch to electric vehicles.

Prospective Mach-E buyers can secure a grant of up to £3,000 when purchasing a model through the government’s Plug-In grant.

Ford says electric car owners have cheaper running costs with drivers making a typical saving of £752 based on 12,500 miles.

Ford claims that free moving parts on the machine and an eight-year battery warranty mean Mach-E owners could save 50 percent on vehicle maintenance over five years.

Vaughn Gittin Junior said: “Getting behind the wheel of this car has completely changed my perspective on what power and torque can be.

“This experience is like nothing you’ve ever imagined, except for maybe a magnetic roller coaster.”


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