The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Drives Like a Muscle Car

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT is a game-changing electric crossover vehicle. Many doubted that an electric Mustang could deliver the same power and performance that a gas-powered Mustang does. Here’s why the Mach-E GT is still 100% muscle car even with an electric powertrain.

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT lives up to its name

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Ford naming an electric vehicle a Mustang seemed blasphemous to many auto enthusiasts at first. Fans immediately had some strong opinions. How could a sluggish, underpowered EV be a Mustang? Was Ford sacrificing one of its most popular nameplates to appease the evolving auto industry? No. Ford was supercharging the Mustang nameplate.

Folks could argue about the Ford Mustang Mach-E being a design downgrade despite its sleek features, but when it comes to the specs, fast is fast. Ford, as well as companies like Tesla, are proving that you don’t need a gas engine to produce exhilarating speed and acceleration.

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Select base model can go from 0-60 miles per hour in just 5.2 seconds. The Mach-E Premium goes from 0-60 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds. The GT is the fastest Mach-E trim. It goes from 0-60 miles per hour in an astonishing 3.8 seconds.

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT makes a whopping 459 horsepower. In comparison, the gas-powered Ford Mustang GT Fastback makes 460 horsepower. The Mach-E GT may be an electric crossover but it drives just like a traditional muscle car.

The 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT brings the nameplate into the future

A yellow 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E on the pavement
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Ford

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Ford was very careful in choosing which nameplates to fully electrify. The Blue Oval purposely chose two of its most popular nameplates to pave the way for electric Ford vehicles. The Ford F-150 and Ford Mustang have become staples in the American automotive industry throughout the years.

Today, both the Ford F-150 and Mustang nameplates have forged a new path toward the electric future. The Mustang Mach-E combines familiar Mustang power and acceleration reminiscent of muscle cars with an electric powertrain that is environmentally friendly. Gas-powered Mustangs are still available for sale but it’s clear that the Mach-E is the Mustang of the future.

Should you buy a Ford Mustang Mach-E GT?

A blue Ford Mustang Mach-E is on display.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E | VCG via Getty Images

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The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT is the best way to experience the new generation of Mustang. It’s fast and it also has a decent estimated range of 270 miles. According to Car and Driver, the Mach-E GT starts around $61,000.

The Mustang Mach-E GT is the most expensive trim. The base model Select trim starts at a much more modest $42,895. All Mustang models are eligible for a federal electric vehicle tax credit worth up to $7,500. Welcome to the world of electric muscle cars.

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