The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition SUVs are launching soon, and will give the Tesla Model Y Performance some substantial competition. As you’d expect, the Mach-E GT and GT Performance go a step above the performance and driving range of the standard Mach-E, thanks to more power dense battery packs. If the regular Mustang Mach-E didn’t already have the folks over at Tesla looking over their shoulders, the latest EPA range numbers from the Ford Mach-E GT models sure won’t be helping their worries.
What Does The Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Range Look Like?
The EPA-estimated range of the Mustang Mach-E GT is approximately 260 miles on a full charge. That’s a 40 mile increase from the regular Mustang Mach-E with the standard range battery. Fortunately, the extended range battery comes standard on the Mach-E GT models, as does the eAWD drivetrain, bumping the driving range up to 270 miles on the Mach-E GT Performance Edition. Ford made sure to sacrifice zero miles of range even while turning up the Mach-E GT’s performance numbers.
The Mustang Mach-E GT can do 0-60 in 3.8 seconds, while the Performance Edition does an even more impressive 3.5 second 0-60. Both SUV models generate 480 horsepower and 634 lb-ft of torque. For a reality check, the 2021 Ford Mustang GT Fastback with the 5.0L V8 generates 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque with a 4.2 second 0-60 time. Yes, we are now living in a time where the electric Ford Mustang SUVs are faster and more powerful than the iconic two-door Mustang coupes. Wild.
How Does It Fare Compared To The Model Y?
For a fair electric SUV comparison, we can look to the Tesla Model Y Performance. The base Model Y Long Range can go 326 miles on a full charge, and the Model Y Performance can do 303 miles. While the driving range of the Model Y Performance bests the Mach-E GT models, the 0-60 times are pretty much the same. The Mach-E GT Performance Edition meets the Tesla Model Y Performance at an exact 3.5-second match.
According to Ford, Mustang Mach-E GT orders have been placed in every single state in the US. Half of those Mach-E GT orders are for the mighty Performance Edition. We will start to see the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT electric utility vehicles hit the streets late this fall.