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Ford announces Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition

Ford announces Mustang Mach-E ...
Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition models add track-ready performance and power upticks
Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition models add track-ready performance and power upticks
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Range for the GT is about 250 miles and about 235 miles for the GT Performance Edition
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Range for the GT is about 250 miles and about 235 miles for the GT Performance Edition
The all-electric Mustang Mach-E can DC fast charge as well as utilize slower charging stations
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The all-electric Mustang Mach-E can DC fast charge as well as utilize slower charging stations
“With Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition, we’re pushing the boundaries of what an electric vehicle can offer,” said Dave Pericak, vehicle program director at Ford
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“With Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition, we’re pushing the boundaries of what an electric vehicle can offer,” said Dave Pericak, vehicle program director at Ford
Mustang Mach-E GT features electric all-wheel-drive and permanent magnet dual motors
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Mustang Mach-E GT features electric all-wheel-drive and permanent magnet dual motors
The Ford Mustang Mach-E GT has a combined power output of 480 peak horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque
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The Ford Mustang Mach-E GT has a combined power output of 480 peak horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque
Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition models add track-ready performance and power upticks
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Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition models add track-ready performance and power upticks
Both the Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance models will have the GT badging also found on performance models of the iconic Mustang coupe
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Both the Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance models will have the GT badging also found on performance models of the iconic Mustang coupe
The 0-60 mph sprint for the Mach-E GT will be 3.8 seconds, Ford says
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The 0-60 mph sprint for the Mach-E GT will be 3.8 seconds, Ford says
The 0-60 mph sprint time of the Mach-E GT Performance Edition will be 3.5 seconds, Ford says
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The 0-60 mph sprint time of the Mach-E GT Performance Edition will be 3.5 seconds, Ford says
Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition introduce Unbridled Extend, a track- and closed-course-only drive mode for maximum performance
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Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition introduce Unbridled Extend, a track- and closed-course-only drive mode for maximum performance
The GT and GT Performance Edition models of the Mustang Mach-E will include a carbonized front grille and illuminated Mustang pony emblem
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The GT and GT Performance Edition models of the Mustang Mach-E will include a carbonized front grille and illuminated Mustang pony emblem
The interiors of the Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition models will include aluminized details and sport seating
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The interiors of the Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition models will include aluminized details and sport seating
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Ford has unveiled new performance models for the Mustang Mach-E electric crossover. These models include "Unbridled Extend," adding track readiness to the electric Mustang, and boosted performance numbers via motor upgrades.

The Mach-E GT and Mach-E GT Performance Edition both have several things in common, setting them apart from other Mustang Mach-E models. These include a unique, illuminated Mustang pony badge, higher power outputs, unique 20-inch wheels, and a new drive mode called Unbridled Extend for track driving.

Unbridled Extend changes several safety systems (traction control, stability control, etc) to allow for higher performance driving on closed courses such as a race track or private tarmac. This, coupled with the boost in power output given by a change to the secondary (front axle) motor, lowers 0-60 mph (0-92 km/h) time to 3.8 seconds. Unbridled Extend also adds more interior sound for the optional engine-mimicking noise maker in the cabin of the vehicles.

The new motor replaces the standard front-axle motor on the Ford Mustang Mach-E with one that increases peak power to 480 peak horsepower (358 kW) and 600 lb-ft (813 Nm) of torque in the GT. Range is expected to be 250 miles (402 km) per charge (EPA estimate) under normal driving conditions.

Both the Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance models will have the GT badging also found on performance models of the iconic Mustang coupe
Both the Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance models will have the GT badging also found on performance models of the iconic Mustang coupe

The Mustang Mach-E GT model will have 20-inch aluminum wheels (with aero covers) clad in Continental all-season tires. Performance brake calipers, painted in red, and 385-mm ventilated front rotors (316 solid at rear) are also included. Interior ambient lighting, metal-insert front scuff plates, and aluminum applique for the instrument panel are also marks of the GT models. A Bang & Olufsen sound system finishes it all off.

The Mache-E GT Performance Edition boosts 0-60mph time to 3.5 seconds with a slightly higher motor output (634 lb.ft/859.5 Nm). This reduces the EPA range estimate to 235 miles (378 km) per charge. Most of the GT model's add-ons are also present on the GT Performance Edition, though the tires are Pirelli summer slicks and the suspension on the GT Performance adds MagneRide damping. Interior details also upgrade to include Ford Performance seating.

Both the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition models will have the new, illuminated Mustang pony badge on a carbonized gray grille and GT badging on fenders and rear hatch. Exclusive color options for the GT and GT Performance include Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat and Grabber Blue Metallic (found previously on the First Edition Mach-E).

The new models will open for pre-orders on April 28, 2021 with deliveries commencing in Q3 2021. Video of Mach-E GT Performance Edition is below. Pricing begins at US$59,900 for the GT and $64,900 for the GT Performance.

Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition Unveil

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6 comments
6 comments
Fairly Reasoner
Say it ain't so.
guzmanchinky
It's. Not. A. Mustang. It is so ugly in person it's hard to believe. And adding motor sounds to an electric car is about a smart as adding horse clopping sounds to a normal car. And I love Fords and electric cars, by the way. I just think this thing was designed solely by the marketing group...
Chase
Also, Ford announces two more versions of a not-Mustang.
Daishi
Alternate headline: "Legalized marijuana comes to location of Ford marketing team". But seriously "Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition" is 5 names and 6 words even if you don't expand the GT. I'd bet money that Ford has passwords to their most important bank accounts that are less complex than that product name. Rather than any actually thought out coherent marketing strategy I'm guessing a bunch of execs inside ford all wanted to get to name the car for vanity reasons so instead of fighting it out they just told them all yes. Personally I'm holding out for the "Ford Mustang Mach-E Gran Turismo Extended Range All Wheel Drive Performance Edition" before I throw my hat in. If the name is easier to memorize than the VIN# I don't want it.
Armando Da Costa
With the front grille in black, is must better now.
This is a real Ford. (Not like others they has a look's front remember a basin)
sonic
It's nice to see the haters finally gave up on "electric cars will never work". Now they just care about the styling.