Does The GT Performance Version Of Mustang Mach-E Make It A Mustang?
There are those who will say the 2021 Mustang Mach-E is not a Mustang at all. Sometimes it seems like there are a lot who feel likewise. For those doubters, Ford has whipped up the GT Performance Edition of the all-electric Mach-E. It doesn’t replace the Mustang. But, the dual electric motor powertrain thrusts the Mach-E GT Performance Edition to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. That said, does the GT Performance version of the Mustang Mach-E make it a Mustang?
Before you decide here’s more about the GT Performance Edition package
Before you decide here’s more about the GT Performance Edition package. With the 88-kilowatt-hour battery, the Mach-E puts out 480 hp and 634 lb-ft of torque. With that extended-range battery, the Performance Edition GT is good for 235 miles. We guess you have to decide whether you want range or performance. That’s because the First Edition or the Californian Route 1 models get between 270-300 miles.
Besides the power and lack of range, there’s more to the Performance GT package. Stopping is enhanced with the 19-inch Brembo front brakes. For looks and cornering, there are 20-inch wheels with 245-section Pirelli tires. A MagneRide damping system helps in the handling, stopping, and riding aspects of your Mach-E.
Other visuals include the “carbonized” gray grille-we didn’t know electric vehicles had grilles. Continuing, there are aluminum accents on the dash and special Ford Performance front seats with metallic stitching. Of course, there is special badging also, to announce you have the most powerful Mack-E that the Blue Oval makes.
You should be seeing Mustang Mach-Es running around your town any day now
While you should be seeing Mustang Mach-Es running around your town any day now, that’s not the case with the Performance GT trim. For that, you’ll have to wait until this time next year. That is the soonest Ford predicts it will have the package ready and capacity to add to the Mach-E’s Cuautitlán, Mexico, assembly line.
And the price? Well, Ford hasn’t announced that yet. We guess it will sell for just under $65,000. Give or take a few hundred. The Mach-E GT’s price is around $61,500, just as a comparison. So, if you can afford the Mach-E GT’s tab you might want to wait until the Performance GT Edition becomes available. After all, good things come to those who wait. Or, if you’ve already ordered the GT package Ford says it will allow you to switch to the Performance Edition.
So, does the Performance Edition of the Mach-E change your mind? For those so used to internal combustion engine power does the fact this outruns most all of those factory ICE engines matter? All we can add is that whether you’re all in on EVs or not it might be worth it to wait and see before you go thumbs up or down.