The Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and Performance GT Edition are now available for purchase, with confirmed power figures.
The two most powerful versions of the all-electric vehicle put the conventional, internal-combustion Mustang on alert, as EVs threaten to soon outperform them in terms of performance.
Ford unveiled the Mustang Mach-E GT, along with the rest of the electric crossover’s models, at the end of 2019. However, it was later to market than its siblings, with the automaker taking reservations for order slots but not accepting them until today.
Meanwhile, the option to add even more power was introduced in the interim. Late last year, Ford introduced the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition, an optional upgrade that extracts even more power from the dual electric motors. In reality, it reduces the time from 0 to 60 mph to 3.5 seconds..
The 2021 Mach-E GT specifications
All-wheel drive and a more powerful secondary electric motor for the front wheels are standard on the “regular” Mustang Mach-E GT. There are 480 peak horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque available in total. Ford predicts a 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds, with a range of 250 miles measured by the EPA.
It comes with 20-inch machined-face aluminum wheels, as well as pockets and aero covers painted in high-gloss black. They come standard with 245/45R20 Continental all-season tires from Ford. Red-painted output brake calipers are mounted behind them, clamping down on 385 mm ventilated front rotors and 316 mm solid rear rotors.
The 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT starts at $59,900, though Ford claims that buyers will still be eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit. Deliveries will begin in the early fall and last until the end of 2021.
The 2021 Performance Edition specifications
By drawing more power from its battery pack, the GT Performance Edition reduces the 0-60 time to 3.5 seconds and produces 480 horsepower and 634 lb-ft of torque. This will mean a reduction in range: Ford estimates 235 miles on the EPA’s test cycle.
Owners, on the other hand, are unlikely to be bothered. MagneRide Damping is optional on the 20-inch machined-face aluminum wheels with high-gloss Ebony Black-painted pockets and 245/45R20 Pirelli summer tires. 385 mm front rotors are also included, as are red-painted Brembo calipers.
Within, Ford Performance front seats with Miko perforated reflective inserts and metallic stitching will be finished in Performance Gray ActiveX Seating Material.
The price of the 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition starts at $64,900 before the federal tax credit. According to Ford, deliveries will begin in the early fall.
The updated, illuminated Mustang pony badge will be on a carbonized gray grille on both the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition models, as well as GT badging on the fenders and rear hatch. Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat and Grabber Blue Metallic are two exclusive color options for the GT and GT Performance (found previously on the First Edition Mach-E).
Pre-orders for the new models will begin on April 28, 2021, with deliveries beginning in Q3 2021. Below is a video of the Mach-E GT Performance Edition.