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Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Takes On Corvette C8 At The Drag Strip: Video

It’s no secret by now that electric cars are quick, and that includes the Ford Mustang Mach-E, which also happens to be a highly recommended and universally praised vehicle, too. But the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition take performance to the next level, ripping off sub-four-second 0-60 times and keeping up with quite a few modern sports cars, including those that cost anywhere from a little to a lot more. As we can see in this video from Edmunds, that includes the much-ballyhooed mid-engine C8 Corvette.

The Mach-E GT powertrain is indeed formidable, which is precisely why it recently passed Michigan State Police testing with flying colors. The high-performance version of Ford’s EV crossover utilizes dual permanent magnetic motors, including an upgraded secondary electric motor that powers the front wheels for a combined output of 480 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 an EPA-estimated 270 miles of range. The GT Performance Edition used in this test is even quicker, using its superior 634 pound-feet of torque to hit 60 in 3.5 seconds.

The C8 Corvette, on the other hand, is no slouch itself, thanks to GM’s 6.2L LT2 V8 that cranks out 495 horsepower (with the optional performance exhaust included in the Z51 Package) and 470 pound-feet of torque. Flowing through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission to the rear wheels, GM says that the newest Corvette will do 0-60 in 2.9 seconds.

In this real-world testing, the Mach-E gives the C8 some serious fits from a dig. The crossover leaps off the line and stays dead even with the exotic sports car until the latter leaps ahead just shy of the finish line, an impressive feat given the fact that, well, it’s a crossover capable of hauling the whole family and a bunch of cargo, too. In a roll race, however, the Mach-E jumps ahead of the C8 and holds steady at the finish line to take home the win, even though the Corvette is quicker around a track. Regardless, it’s a highly impressive showing for the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, by any conceivable measure.

We’ll have more on the Mach-E GT soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Mustang Mach-E news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Raymond Ramirez

    This was expected. Electric motors has their maximum torque at the star while a gasoline engine has to develop many revolutions before getting torque. Which is why the Corvette needs a sophisticated transmission, yet the Mustang just needs one gear. I expect GM and Chevy to push their electric Corvette out sooner, or else the Mustang will take the title of the greatest American sports car away.

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    1. Stephen Ketterer

      Yeah because we’re all looking forward to a 5,000 lb. Corvette

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      1. Thurston Munn

        Ditto !! Plus the Corvette left the track and drove home in time for lunch. While the M E GT had to stck around for a while and get a recharge. That’s real world reality but no one talks about that !!

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  2. Steve

    Hey Mach E, AMC called and they want their Pacer back. Really, fair comparison? I don’t think so. How about a long distance race? Like a day trip type of thing. What? No? Why? Are you telling me that when I spend 40 grand for a car, it’s useless for a day trip? Or a weekend trip to the beach? Useless? Why? What do you mean it would take probably 7 to 8 hours to complete vs. 4 to 5 hours in a vette. Charging time? What a waste of money. Hydrogen folks, that’s the future.

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    1. Mr frewze

      Hydrogen is such a waste, be real.. it’s an uber waste from start to finish. Google my friend.

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      1. Allen

        It’s really not a waste, hydrogen is FAR better for the ecosystem than electric is. The only reason hydrogen isn’t super popular is just the simple fact that they didn’t invest enough into the infrastructure to reliably and safely refuel (and would be about the same time to fill up if not faster than a gas car)

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  3. Larry Fox

    At the cost. If still take the corvette… Looks better. ..100% Drives better… Quicker 0 to 60. Turns heads everywhere it goes. A supercar for anyone….Won this race. Untill. The rolling start. ( who cares about that ).the mustang looks like a mini van and a car together..i build mustangs. Have a few… .. But this shouldn’t have a mach name on it….should be. Called turtle stang. From the shape.

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  4. Daniel

    Ford is no where near Tesla level. Not even sure why these guys thought this was a good idea outside of getting YouTube views and money.

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  5. Ben T McCullough

    You can’t race electric powered with gas powered cars its not a fair fight ….we all know the electric is faster

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