Ford’s Mustang Mach-E GT, Performance Edition; Out-performed expectations


Ford’s all-electric Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition completed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certification. The surprise is that, the E-Machine surpasses all expectations, company announced yesterday. This high-performance battery charged vehicle gone beyond the limit which the company marked.

Ford revelated and hoped earlier that the EPA-estimated range of 250 miles on a full charge. But the vehicle GT version reached 270 miles which is unexpected. Meanwhile on the GT Performance version, Ford expected for an EPA-estimated range of 235 miles, but surpasses that as well and got 260 miles in a full charge.

The key other difference between the models are the 0-60 mph on the performance Edition is achieved at 3.5 seconds and the GT was 3.8 seconds. It’s again debatable on the difference in timing. Battery size in the vehicle plays a key role for this achievement.

“More than half of our orders for the #MustangMachE GT have been for the Performance Edition,” Ford CEO Jim Farley tweeted on Wednesday.

Darren Palmer, Ford global director, battery electric vehicles, said in a news release on Wednesday that the company has had GT and Performance Edition orders come in from every state in the country.

“I’m really thrilled with what the team has achieved here,” he told the Free Press. “It’s not easy engineering a performance BEV (battery electric vehicle) as capable as this and with this much range.”

Ford is careful to note that range results may be impacted by weather, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and health.

Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition will be available in Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat exclusively, as well as Grabber Blue Metallic — previously available only on First Edition. Other colors include new Dark Matter Gray Metallic, Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Star White Metallic Tri-Coat, Shadow Black, Iconic Silver Metallic and Space White Metallic.

The GT has electric all-wheel-drive and permanent magnetic dual motors, including an upgraded secondary electric motor that powers the front wheels for a combined power output of 480 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. The GT Performance Edition pumps out 480 horsepower and 634 pound-feet of torque the same horsepower as the Mustang Mach 1 performance coupe but with 214 pound-feet additional torque, Ford said.

“Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition delivers more torque, grip and better handling by drawing more power from its battery pack,” Ford said in April.

The Mustang Mach-E GT starts at $59,900 and the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition starts at $64,900 in the U.S., not including delivery fees. The company is scheduled to begin deliveries in the fall.

Source: Caranddriver