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RaceRoom Releases A 1,400 Horsepower Electric Mustang

RaceRoom Racing Experience has released a new car in the form of the Ford Mustang Mach E 1400.

Sector 3 Studios has been hard at work bringing new cars and tracks to RaceRoom Racing Experience. Recently they’ve added the Circuit Paul Armagnac and the resplendent Mercedes AMG GT4 2020 to the sim, and they’ve teased the release of Assen circuit.

But today’s release came as a surprise to most in the sim racing community. The Ford Mustang Mach E 1400 was added to the RaceRoom Store. This is a one-off track and drift car designed by Ford Performance and RTR. And there’s a twist. The 1,400-horsepower car is all-electric. It’s a one-off project, and the car has only been driven by a select few drivers.

The car houses seven electric motors and a 56.8-kilowatt-hour battery made up of nickel manganese cobalt pouch cells. The aero fit-out includes a massive rear wing and large canards fitted to the front of the car. The combined efforts of the aero pieces and the motors propelling the car to 160 miles per hour produces roughly 2,300 pounds of downforce.

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In sim, the has many of the characteristics we’ve come to expect from an electric performance car. The instantly available torque produces staggering acceleration, but the weight of the batteries ultimately limits its cornering possibilities. This is less of an issue for the Mach E 1400 given that the car was never touted to be a lap record breaking machine, but rather a fun toy capable of impressive feats in the hands of someone like Vaughn Gittin Jr.

Sector 3 has done a great job translating that level of fun into RaceRoom. It won’t fit into any race series, and the all-electric speed title in RaceRoom will remain with the Volkswagen ID. R, but for those looking for a fun escape this could be a good option. Given the limited battery life of the car, the best way to enjoy the car may be in Time Trial mode which removes fuel consumption for the session.

The Ford Mustang Mach E 1400 is now for sale through the RaceRoom Store. If you’ve tried this car or have any thoughts related to it, share them in the comments below.
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I have been obsessed with sim racing and racing games since the 1980's. My first taste of live auto racing was in 1988, and I couldn't get enough ever since. Lead writer for RaceDepartment, and owner of SimRacing604 and its YouTube channel. Favourite sims include Assetto Corsa Competizione, Assetto Corsa, rFactor 2, Automobilista 2, DiRT Rally 2 - On Twitter as @simracing604

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Bzzz...bzzz...bzzzzzzz...
Nice but I am still not convinced by electric cars in racing world (I agree that Tesla is a wonderful product as road car though), as to me, a mustang sounds more like vroooom...vroooom...vrooooooommmm like thunder :)
 
Yes its kind of blasphemic a mustang as e-car from my nostalgic view (or a mustang SUV - WTF?!)

Beside that i don`t like Devs releasing single cars which don´t fit in any given category or which don`t have "class-opponents" to race with.
Its a bit pointless to me. Will never buy a single car...
Just my view no offense ;)
 
Bzzz...bzzz...bzzzzzzz...
Nice but I am still not convinced by electric cars in racing world (I agree that Tesla is a wonderful product as road car though), as to me, a mustang sounds more like vroooom...vroooom...vrooooooommmm like thunder :)
Not just that, the idea of sticking the Mustang name into 5-door family soft-roader is completely laugable - seriously, are people going out to buy that or are people ****wits - of course people are ****wits - shows you any school dropout can do marketing
Worse than naming a 50cc moped a Suzuki Katana and beneath the level of a Lima engined Mustang mK2 and deserves to be
 
Yes its kind of blasphemic a mustang as e-car from my nostalgic view (or a mustang SUV - WTF?!)

Beside that i don`t like Devs releasing single cars which don´t fit in any given category or which don`t have "class-opponents" to race with.
Its a bit pointless to me. Will never buy a single car...
Just my view no offense ;)
Virtually every devs do this, S397 is no better either
 
Nice Car shame about the sound oh wait what sound its electric silly me.....
 
I already added a video review to the video section, but for me, it is an interesting addition which provides further variety to the sim. It’s good for a bit of fun sliding around and, though it may not be for everyone, it has been implemented very well in the sim.
 
Again with the dash display talk. Real car has a wide screen and of course information on the whole screen. R3E version has its standard size dash display fitted in the middle of the wide screen, while half of the dash screen is unused. Cheap, cheap solutions, Sector 3.
 
Not another bloody milk float.

I dunno, electric cars just, well, don't have any soul.
As an owner of every Tesla Performance cars since 2011, you have no idea about how powerful those cars are.... that's a ton of SOUL (in real life). For Sim Racing, I agree, EVs don't have the same feeling, but we'll have to adjust to it otherwise, there won't a planet left to drive any cars within a few decades.
 
something different and interesting, thank you R3E, looking forward to try it since on top of being bold and innovative you gracefully allow us to try any new car you make available to us.:)
 

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