2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E production began at the Ford Cuautitlan Plant in Mexico last fall, with the first deliveries taking place just before the end of the year. Since then, the Ford Mustang Mach-E has been selling rather well and eating into Tesla’s market share, despite some early production issues. And now, as we reported last week, those looking for a bit more performance from their electrified crossover can officially place their orders for the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition this week.
“With the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition, we’re pushing the boundaries of what an electric vehicle can offer,” said Dave Pericak, vehicle program director. “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 features electric all-wheel-drive and permanent magnetic dual motors, including an upgraded secondary electric motor that powers the front wheels for a combined power output of 480 peak horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. Ford projects that the Mach-E GT will do 0-60 miles-per-hour in 3.8 seconds and achieve a targeted, EPA-estimated 250 miles of range.
In addition to the three drive experiences offered on the regular Mach-E, the Mach-E GT and Mach-E GT Performance Edition introduce Unbridled Extend, a track- and closed-course-only take on Unbridled mode that balances power output for lap time consistency. The system provides more performance-oriented traction and stability control tuned specifically for track use – including an increase in interior sound.
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT features 20-inch machined-face aluminum wheels with high-gloss black-painted pockets and aero covers with 245/45R20 Continental all-season tires. Mach-E GT also gets red-painted performance brake calipers, plus 385-millimeter ventilated front rotors and 316-millimeter solid rear rotors.
The Mustang Mach-E GT interior features multi-color ambient lighting, front door scuff plates with metal inserts, pony graphic, and GT lettering, and an aluminum appliqué instrument panel. Sport-style front seats feature Black Onyx ActiveX material with Miko inserts, copper metallic stitching, and copper metallic accent piping. The Mach-E GT also features a B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen with nine speakers and a subwoofer.
With a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds, the Mach-E GT Performance Edition makes an already-fast electric pony even quicker. Pumping out 480 horsepower and 634 pound-feet of torque – the same horsepower as the Ford Mustang Mach 1 but with 214 additional pound-feet of torque – the GT Performance Edition delivers more torque, grip, and better handling by drawing more power from its battery pack, and targets an EPA-estimated range of 235 miles.
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition also features 385-millimeter front rotors with red-painted Brembo-branded calipers, as well as 20-inch machined-face aluminum wheels with high-gloss Ebony Black-painted pockets paired with 245/45R20 Pirelli summer tires, which are unique to the Mach-E and enabled engineers to calibrate the motors for increased torque as well as a MagneRide Damping System to help improve handling performance.
Its interior features Ford Performance front seats in Performance Gray ActiveX Seating Material plus unique Miko perforated reflective insert and metallic stitching.
Both the Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition feature a Carbonized Gray grille with an illuminated pony badge and GT series badging adorning the exterior. The Mustang Mach-E GT also features a hands-free, foot-activated liftgate, pony projection lamps, and black-painted side view mirror caps.
The Mach-E GT and Mach-E GT Performance Edition will offer available Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat exclusively, as well as Grabber Blue Metallic – previously available only on the Mach-E First Edition. Other colors in the palette include new Dark Matter Gray Metallic, Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Star White Metallic Tri-Coat, Shadow Black, Iconic Silver Metallic, and Space White Metallic.
BlueCruise, Ford’s hands-free highway driving offering, will be available on the Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition equipped with the optional Ford Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 Package. BlueCruise gives drivers hands-free highway driving on more than 100,000 miles of prequalified sections of divided highways called Hands-Free Blue Zones across North America. Over-the-air software updates in the future will allow owners to update software from the convenience of their own garage.
The estimated starting MSRP of the 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT is $59,900 and the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition will start at $64,900 in the U.S. Both are eligible for the available federal tax incentive. Deliveries of the Mach-E GT and Mach-E GT Performance Edition will begin in early fall and will continue through the end of 2021.