While we enjoy watching someone very good at sliding cars slide a car that’s very good at sliding, the really interesting part of this video is listening to Ken Block and Vaughn Gittin Jr talk through the Mach-E 1400 build.

If ever you wondered how you get three motors sending power to two wheels, well, Gittin tells you. The motors, at the front anyway, are lined up like the rotors in a rotary engine.


The pair also tell you about all the ways the power can be adjusted. For simplicity's sake, the torque split from front to rear can be adjusted in 20% increments, but it can be adjusted infinitely, says Gittin. Not only that, the motors can actually run in opposite directions. So you have the wheels pull against each other and do perfect circle donuts all day long if you wanted.

Most of all, though, it’s nice to see people geeking out about a new technology they find exciting. Although both drivers are fond of the classic V8, they both get giddy talking about the possibilities of EVs. Sometimes it’s nice to think of the future of exciting rather than scary.