US order start for Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

US order start for Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

Ford is now taking orders in the U.S. for the GT variant of its Mustang Mach-E electric model. Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition versions are now available for order in the U.S. at list prices starting at $59,900 and $64,900, respectively, and are scheduled for delivery in the fall of 2021.

Both versions - i.e. the Mustang Mach-E GT as well as Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition - have an electric all-wheel drive with two motors and an output of 358 kW. For comparison: the all-wheel drive version with a large battery comes with 258 kW.

In addition, the maximum torque increases: While the AWD Extended Range comes to 540 Nm, Ford specifies the GT with 814 Nm, in the GT Performance Edition it is even 860 Nm. Thus, the Mustang Mach-E should be able to accelerate in 3.8 seconds (GT) or 3.5 seconds (GT Performance Edition) to 60 mph (96 km/h) - instead of 4.8 seconds in the previously strongest all-wheel drive model.

There are also some changes to the suspension and software on the GT models. Ventilated brake discs with a diameter of 385 millimetres are fitted to the front axle. In addition, the drive control system has a special driving mode for race tracks called "Unbridled Extend". This mode not only offers performance-optimised traction control, but is also intended to balance the power output "for consistent lap times" - in other words, presumably to prevent the battery from overheating after a few fast laps.