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Watch and weep as Ken Block drifts the 1,400bhp Mach-E

Seven electric motors, much horsepower, one heavy right foot

Published: 27 Jul 2020
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The Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 is a car, sure; there is everything you’d expect to find, like seven electric motors, a high-performance battery, a hydraulic handbrake, 1,000kg of downforce at 160mph and a nice, clean, 1,400bhp.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 is also not a car, for sure; there is nothing you’d expect to find, like rationale, usability, and tyre life. Especially not in the hands of Ken Block. As you will witness from the video above, the Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 is quite adept at crippling your local tyre supplier.

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Of course, the Mach-E 1400 was designed exactly for this purpose – drifting, not keeping tyre companies in business for the next decade – and few do it better than Block. “It is a beast,” his latest video proclaims.

Yes, but it doesn’t sound like any beast we’ve ever heard, those seven motors whining away like a horde of ethereal spirits being tortured by listening to the worst performers on Pop Idol.

Despite admitting his brain couldn’t ‘calibrate’ to the throttle, the big man does his level best – while keeping the world’s best poker face – to set each and every tyre on fire.

Have a watch, and a listen, above, and then click here for the full story on Ford’s New ‘Car’.

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