When Ford first unveiled the Mustang Mach-E EV, it not only represented a key moment in the broader history of the Mustang, but also a new direction with the nameplate making its way into the CUV ranks. However, there were some that questioned the Mach-E’s performance credentials. RTR Vehicles is apparently keen to solve that problem if a new teaser is to be believed.
In the brief video which was released via Instagram, the scene features an unidentified slice of tarmac littered with numerous tire marks from burnouts as well as donuts. The unmistakable sound of a high powered electric motor is heard, along with the sound of a thundering V8 engine as the video plays through. It’s unknown what RTR has in mind, but chances are good that the tuning firm has found a way to increase the amount of fun that the Mach-E can deliver to customers. The tuning firm has a very good relationship with Ford, but it does not have a history of doing EV modifications. As such, we suspect that not much will change in regards to the actual performance hardware.
However, look for RTR to perhaps instead focus on stripping weight from the EV, with new front and rear fascias also being part of the package. This follows on the heels of a mysterious piece of video footage that shows a stripped down Mach-E prototype doing donuts and acceleration runs at an undisclosed section of track. The right type of tires can also help in this endeavor, and perhaps allow the Mach-E to do things that only a few other performance EVs in the segment can do. We don;t have to wait long for an answer though, with RTR revealing that it will formally unveil their mysterious new addition on July 21st.
As for the standard grade Mach-E, deliveries will begin in the U.S. before the end of the year. But not all variants will be available right away, with the range topping 459 horsepower GT model not arriving until early next year.