The first Performance Edition Mach-E has officially arrived.
Now that deliveries are fully underway, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is living up to (and exceeding) sales expectations. Beginning in July 2021, the Mach-E outsold the gas-powered Mustang and demand is so high, dealerships can barely keep the car in stock. Average consumers are clearly falling in love with the standard Mach-E, but now enthusiasts will have more reason to buy one. The Mach-E GT is finally arriving.
Mustang Mach-E GT reservation holders received an email back in May, claiming their cars would enter production the week of July 12. Around one month later, users on the Mach-E Forum report that GT deliveries are finally underway.
A user from Cedar Rapids, Iowa posted pictures of his Rapid Red Metallic example, which was delivered on August 19th, in the afternoon. "It came two weeks earlier than expected," the user posted. This is the first reported Mach-E GT delivery on the forum, and it's not just any GT model; this is the Performance Edition.
"GT deliveries have begun and will ramp up over the next few months," Emma Bergg, Electric Vehicle Communications for Ford confirmed to CarBuzz.
As a reminder, the standard Mach-E GT produces 480 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque from two electric motors, while the Performance Edition dials it up to 634 lb-ft of torque, with the same power rating. With a tad more power on tap, the Performance Edition takes only 3.5 seconds to hit 60 mph compared to the base GT at 3.8 seconds. As a trade-off, the standard GT can travel 250 miles on a charge, but the Performance Edition is limited 235 miles.
With owners now getting their hands on the first performance-oriented EV from Ford, we are anxious to have a go in one when they become available to journalists. The standard Mach-E with the extended battery and all-wheel-drive already felt quick, so this GT model should deliver even more thrills.