By B. O’Hare
Ford has revealed further details on the top two trim levels of the Mach-E crossover, the Mach-E GT and Mach-E GT Performance Edition. Both feature added power and performance, as well as dual-motor AWD systems. Both are also aimed at the Tesla Model Y Performance.
Rapid acceleration has become something we all expect when it comes to $50k+ EVs, and the Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition do not let up in this department. The standard GT will go from 0-60 mph in just 3.8 seconds – a whole second quicker than the fastest Mach-E currently on sale. Meanwhile the Performance Edition takes just 3.5 seconds to reach the same speed – the same time as the Model Y Performance.
Sportier suspension, tires and settings have all been added. Another new feature is ‘Unbridled Extend Mode’ which, according to Ford, “provides more performance-oriented traction and stability control tuned specifically for track use – including an increase in interior sound”.
Both the GT and GT Performance Edition have 480 horsepower, however the Performance Edition has more torque (634 lb-ft versus the 600 lb-ft of the GT). Given the performance focus, range has been slightly affected. Ford says the Mach-E GT will manage 250 miles per charge on the EPA cycle, meanwhile the GT Performance Edition will only manage 235 miles. In contrast, the slower Mach-E California Route 1 manages 305 miles per charge. It features the same battery pack but is RWD.
In terms of pricing, the GT comes in at $59,900 meanwhile the GT Performance Edition starts at $64,900. However, both those prices are before you factor in any form of incentives. After the full Federal Tax Credit has been applied, the GT comes in at $52,400 and the GT Performance Edition $57,400. For reference, the Tesla Model Y Performance starts at $60,990.
Customers will be able to place their GT orders from this Wednesday (28 April) onwards. Deliveries are expected to commence in early fall.
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