Watch: Ken Block sets the Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400’s tires ablaze

Seven electric motors plus gymkhana master equals much hooning
by Vijay Pattni | Jul 28, 2020
PHOTO: Ken Block on YouTube
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The Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 is a car, sure. It’s got 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, 1,400hp. Yup, 1,400hp.

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 tire life. Especially not in the hands of Ken Block. As you will witness in the video below, this one-off, all-electric prototype is quite adept at crippling your local tire 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 can reduce tires to fried, worn-out hollow cylinders of rubber than Block. “It is a beast,” his latest video proclaims.

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

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 tire on fire.

Have a watch, and a listen, below, then click here for the full story on Ford’s new ‘car.’

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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PHOTO: Ken Block on YouTube
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