When Ford Motor Company decided that they wanted to expand the Mustang brand with the electric Mach-E crossover, they faced more than a bit of pushback from fans. We’ve had some time to digest the EV since its debut in November of 2019 however, and a lot of that initial hesitancy appears to have waned. It may not follow the same recipe that we’ve come to know and love over the past 57 years, but the crossover does have its merits. That said, the Mustang Mach-E doesn’t quite pack the same level of outright performance that some of its competitors have on offer. That should change soon however, once the GT model finally makes its rollout. Thanks to some new information shared to the Mach-E forum, it appears that might not take much longer. That’s because order banks for the Mustang Mach-E GT will reportedly open up on April 28.
The news comes by way of forum users who have shared some recent emails they’ve received from the Blue Oval. These messages have been sent to Mustang Mach-E GT reservation holders, informing them that the order banks are about to open. The customer emails specifically noted that orders will be available to the finalized on April 28, though dealers have received another message. Thanks to that alleged email sent to the dealer network, we know that Ford has stated that April 26 is when the order bank is slated to open up. Perhaps the earlier date is exclusive to dealers only, or one of the messages has an error. Either way, it seems like next week is when things are going to kick-off.
Crucially for customers, the opening of the order banks will finally give us all a look at the SUVs total pricing model. We know that the Mustang Mach-E GT is slated to start at $60,500, but that’s about it. This should change next week, when Ford will release price figures for all of the packages and options on offer. It is worth noting that Ford has yet to release any statement confirming that these emails are legit, but that may change as we move closer to the date.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E GT is an exciting proposition. With 480 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque on tap, the Blue Oval says the SUV should do 0-60 mph in just 3.8 seconds. Step up to the GT Performance trim, and the torque jumps up to 634 lb-ft. That results in a 0-60 mph sprint of just 3.5 seconds. That’s just about in line with what the 765 horsepower Shelby GT500 is able to do. Not bad for a five-seater that was drawn up after the original plans were put in place, by any means. If Ford really wants to convince us that the Mustang Mach-E deserves its nameplate, this will be the car to do it with.