It can now match an Audi R8 to 60 mph.
Ford hasn't delivered a single Mustang Mach-E to customers yet, but it continues to announce more news to get future owners excited. First, the Blue Oval announced that pricing would be lower than anticipated, and more recently, the EPA confirmed that the Mach-E can travel up to 300 miles on a full charge. To keep the momentum going, Ford has now introduced an even faster Mach-E variant.
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition arrives as the fastest version of the electric Mustang. This new model, which is available on top of the standard Mach-E GT, produces 480 horsepower and 634 lb-ft of torque. As a reminder, the regular Mustang Mach-E GT delivers 459 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque.
We were already impressed by the standard GT's 3.7-second 0-60 mph time, which is quicker than a Porsche 911. Ford targets a 3.5-second 0-60 time for the Performance Edition, which would match a V10-powered Audi R8. In addition to the extra power, the Performance Edition adds 19-inch front brakes with red Brembo calipers, Pirelli summer tires, and MagneRide adaptive dampers. At the back, a Performance Edition GT badge lets onlookers know that this is no ordinary Mach-E GT.
"We already pushed the envelope by creating an electric vehicle with the pony badge, so it's only natural that we push it even further," said Darren Palmer, global director, battery electric vehicles for the Ford Motor Company. "Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition not only gives you the added performance you expect from the GT name, but accentuates the thrill with the responsiveness of an all-electric powertrain."
Inside, the Performance Edition receives a few changes, including Ford Performance-sculpted with Performance Gray ActiveX material, metallic stitching, unique Miko perforated inserts, and an aluminum instrument panel applique. Like the standard GT, the Performance Edition comes exclusively with all-wheel drive paired with the extended range battery. Ford predicts a 235-mile driving range.
No pricing information is available but the base GT is expected to start at $60,500. Both the Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition will be available late next summer.