Now we can see if the Mustang Mach-E GT lives up to performance expectations.
With deliveries of the range-topping Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition now underway, early adopters are finding out if the high-performance electric SUV lives up to expectations. One owner on the Mach E forum received their Mach-E GT Performance Edition a couple of weeks early and wasted no time taking it for a performance run at their local drag strip. As a reminder, the range-topping GT Performance Edition generates 480 horsepower and 634 lb-ft of torque from two electric motors - a considerable improvement over the Premium AWD model, which has 346 hp.
Electric vehicles have the advantage of instant torque on the drag strip, which often results in some impressive quarter-mile times as we recently saw with the Model S Plaid, which posted a record quarter-mile time of 9.24 seconds.
After performing what must be the first independent quarter-mile test in the GT Performance Edition, a forum member shared their time slip online. It shows the GT Performance Edition posted a quarter-mile time of 12.657 seconds at a trap speed of 100.02 mph, which is impressive for a large SUV. 0-60 mph was achieved in 3.89 seconds minus the 1ft rollout, though the forum member says they managed to bring the time down to 3.78 seconds on the road. This falls slightly short of Ford's official GT Performance E 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds.
However, it's worth noting that the GT Performance Edition was not set in Unbridled Extend mode, which is essentially a track mode.
The battery was also on 70 percent charge and the tire pressure was slightly high, so there is certainly room for improvement. They also noticed the top speed "seems to be governed with little acceleration past 100 mph" with Unbridled Extend mode disabled. The car's owner promises to make some changes and return to the drag strip to see if the time can be improved, but early indications suggest the GT Performance Edition is a blisteringly quick electric SUV that lives up to the Mustang name.
Unsurprisingly, the extra performance comes at a cost: the GT Performance Edition starts at $64,900, whereas the entry-level Select will set you back $42,895.