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Trick pony: Electrified Mustang due for performance upgrades

Mach-E GT Performance Edition will gallop to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds

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Ford has touted its electric-powered Mustang Mach-E as sprinting from standstill to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds. But if that’s not quite quick enough for you, the company has announced a Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition that will gallop to 60 in 3.5 seconds. 

Of course, to go fast you’ll have to be patient; this trick pony won’t be available until late summer 2021. 

The Performance Edition will be able to draw more power from its battery pack, thus providing 480 horsepower (358 kilowatts) and 634 pound-feet of torque, both numbers larger than the standard Mach-E GT’s 459 horsepower and 612 pound-feet.

Ford says the Performance Edition also will provide enhanced grip and handling, while still offering 235 miles of range between recharges.

“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,” Darren Palmer, Ford’s global director of battery electric vehicles, is quoted in the company’s announcement.

“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.”

In addition to drawing more power, the Performance Edition will get MagneRide suspension, larger front brakes with red Brembo calipers  and 20-inch wheels wrapped with Pirelli summer tires.

The cars also will have seats with metallic stitching and perforated inserts, an instrument panel with an aluminum applique and special badging.

Ford said customers who already have reserved a Mach-E GT can upgrade to the Performance Edition when orders are accepted in the spring of 2021. Pricing of the Performance Edition was not announced, but Mach-E pricing starts at $42,895 and the GT starts at $60,500.

For more information, visit the Mustang reservations page.

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Hate to say it, but nothing about the Mustang Mach-E looks like a Mustang.

    It looks like a Ford, Hyundai, Kia…just change badging to accommodate.

    A very sad day…

  2. I am not completely opposed to the idea of an electric Mustang, though it would take some getting used-to. What I am opposed to here is Ford’s idea of putting the Mustang name and badging on a 4-door SUV. To me and probably many other Mustang enthusiasts this is paramount to heresy!

  3. If Tesla can make a full size sedan why can’t Ford use the standard size Mustang body instead of a car that looks like the Russians designed it?

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