Back in July, Ford revealed that the Mustang Mach-E would be given a Rally variant with a new wing and some serious off-road inspiration. That car is now fully revealed, complete with a 0.8-inch lift and a modest power increase.
The Mach-E Rally is headlined by that lift, giving the strangely-badged performance crossover the ground clearance necessary to confidently run at speed on gravel and snow. Protective plating over the car's two electric motors, a trim-specific RallyeSport drive mode, and a specialized set of MagneRide shock absorbers offer some additional help on mixed terrain, while an added front recovery point gives the other Mustang some added off-road usability. All of this is still happening on Michelin CrossClimate 2 tires, though, so consider the Mach-E Rally more ready for well-trod gravel roads than a true off-road trail.
In addition to the lift, WRC-like cosmetic improvements come from white wheels, optional stripes, and a signature rear wing that Ford says is "in the style of the Focus RS." Bright shades of blue, green, and yellow are joined by the more typical white, black, and gray. The car also gets a modest performance bump, from 480 hp and 634 lb-ft of torque in the Mach-E GT Performance to 487 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.
While the Mach-E Rally is not an extreme change from the typical Mustang Mach-E GT, it does show that Ford considers their flagship EV to represent all sorts of things in a crossover-heavy lineup. After previously doing the jobs of both a volume electric crossover and the brand's only performance-focused EV, the Rally places the Mach-E as the company's closest thing American hot hatch offering. That may not be the same as a Fiesta ST or Focus RS, but at least that spirit is alive somewhere at Ford.
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