We’ve known for some time now that a high-performance GT version of the Ford Mustang Mach-E would soon be joining the regular EV in Ford’s lineup. The automaker revealed all the details about the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition this past April, which included EPA-estimated ranges of 250 miles and 235 miles, respectively. However, both models have now completed the EPA’s certification and range labeling processes, and the final numbers are far better than expected.
|Mustang Mach-E (targeted EPA-estimated range)||Mustang Mach-E (final EPA-estimated range)|
|GT: 250 miles||GT: 270 miles|
|GT Performance Edition: 235 miles||GT Performance Edition: 260 miles|
The Mach-E GT now features an EPA estimated range of 270 miles, while the GT Performance Edition touts an estimated range of 260 miles. These are increases of 20 and 25 miles versus the preliminary estimates, which is undoubtedly impressive. The numbers also compare favorably to the official EPA estimated ranges of the rest of the Mach-E lineup – which range from 230 miles for the Standard Range RWD to 300 miles for the Extended Range RWD model.
The difference, of course, is that the GT models offer far more in terms of performance. 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 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque, good for a 0-60 time of 3.8 seconds
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition cranks out 480 horsepower and 634 pound-feet of torque from the same dual-motor setup, which improves that 0-60 time to 3.5 seconds. Thus, it’s no surprise that the ultimate GT model has already proven popular with Mach-E buyers.
“With Pirelli summer tires and MagneRide damping system, Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition drivers get the performance thrills of 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds while being able to travel further with the final EPA-estimated range of 260 miles,” said Darren Palmer, global director, battery electric vehicles, Ford Motor Company. “More than half of our orders for the Mustang Mach-E GT have been for the Performance Edition, and I’m particularly pleased that we have had orders from every state across the U.S.”
The 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT features a base MSRP of $59,900, while the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition will start at $64,900 in the U.S. Both are eligible for the current $7,500 federal tax incentive. Deliveries of the Mach-E GT and Mach-E GT Performance Edition will begin this fall.