As was suggested by emails sent to customers last week, Ford has finally shared some more information with us related to the Mustang Mach-E GT and Mach-E GT Performance Edition models. More specifically, we now have the details related to the order book opening date for the SUVs, as well as the pricing for both electric vehicles. Here’s what you need to know about the latest electric Mustang branded offerings.
As was suggested in those customer emails last week, Ford has confirmed that order books for the Mustang Mach-E GT lineup will open up this week on April 28. Customers will be able to place an order for one of these performance-oriented electric vehicles online, or through a Ford EV-certified dealer. The automaker notes that once these orders are processed, deliveries are expected to begin taking place early in the fall, and will run through the end of 2021.
“With Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition, we’re pushing the boundaries of what an electric vehicle can offer,” said vehicle program director Dave Pericak. “These Mustang Mach-E models not only give customers the added capability expected from the GT name, but the responsiveness of their electric powertrains will ensure they have a thrilling experience behind the wheel.”
The Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition will be powered by a dual motor set-up, providing all-wheel drive. The front motor has been upgraded in this case, which results in the upgraded output figures of 480 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. That torque figure bumps up to 634 lb-ft of torque in the Mach-E GT Performance Edition, which is 214 more torques than the Mustang Mach 1 musters from its 5.0L V8. This allows the SUVs to go from 0-60 mph in just 3.8 and 3.5 seconds, respectively.
The performance upgrades aren’t limited to the motors, however. Ford says that the new EVs will arrive with an upgraded version of the Unbridled drive mode. Known as Unbridled Extend, this track-oriented mode will help drivers find a suitable balance between power output and lap-time consistency, which has historically been a challenge for EVs. This mode isn’t meant for use on the street according to the Blue Oval, as it remaps traction and stability control for aggressive driving.The new mode also cranks up interior sounds, to fill in for the lack of an engine. Furthermore, the GT Performance Edition also picks up some unique touches such as 15-inch brake rotors with Brembo calipers, unique 20-inch wheels, Mach-E exclusive Pirelli summer tires, and MagneRide dampers.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E GT will carry an estimated MSRP of $59,900. Step up to the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition, and that figure jumps up to $64,900. That said, prices will vary due to the federal tax incentives that are available with your purchase. All in all, the new electric performance vehicles appear to be a rather intriguing offering, especially at their respective price points. Customers can order their own Mustang Mach-E GT model at the link provided here.