This last vehicle promotes the Ford Performance Parts’ Eluminator crate motor (first announced in August 2021), envisioned for car enthusiasts that would like to build their EVs using a Ford electric motor.
The Eluminator crate motor (Ford M-9000-MACHE) is actually the front motor and a single-speed gearbox from the 2021 Mustang Mach E GT. It’s a really great setup that blew away Munro Live‘s Sandy Munro.
1978 Ford F-100 Eluminator Concept
Ford Eluminator Crate Motor
According to Ford Performance Parts, the Ford M-9000-MACHE has a peak output of 210 kW and 430 Nm with a max speed of 13,800 rpm, gear ratio of 9.05:1 and weight of 93 kg.
The package includes high-voltage and low-voltage harnesses, but there is no inverter, battery pack or cooling system in the offer yet. We got the impression that Ford will expand its offer at a later point.
The retail price for the Ford M-9000-MACHE crate motor is $3,900 and it appears that the first batch is sold out.
The 1978 Ford F-100 Eluminator concept uses a full powertrain (both motors and battery) from the 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition so it’s an all-wheel drive pickup.
“Based on a heritage 1978 F-100 pickup, the F-100 Eluminator concept features all-wheel drive via two powerful electric motors shared with the 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition. Two electric traction motors drive the front and rear wheels, packing a powerful 480 horsepower and 634 lb.-ft. of torque. Eluminator, the first e-crate motor from Ford Performance Parts, is based on the Mustang Mach-E GT’s traction motor.”
“The all-electric F-100 Eluminator concept, designed and created by Ford Performance, was built in collaboration with MLe Racecars and sits on a custom chassis by the Roadster Shop. It’s painted in Avalanche Gray with Cerakote Copper accents applied by Brand X Customs, while the interior features a billet aluminum dash by JJR Fabrication and avocado-tanned leather upholstery by MDM Upholstery. It’s fitted with custom 19×10-inch billet aluminum three-piece wheels by Forgeline wrapped in Michelin® Latitude® Sport 275/45-19 high-performance tires.”
Let’s take a look at reports from the show:
Ford M-9000-MACHE crate motor specs:
- Peak power: 210kW (281hp)
- Peak torque: 430Nm (317 lb.-ft.)
- Max speed: 13,800rpm
- Gear ratio: 9.05:1
- Weight: 93kg / 205 lbs
- HV motor to traction inverter harness
- LV harness/connector
- Vent tube assembly.
Does NOT include:
- Traction inverter
- Control system
See details at Ford Performance Parts website.