The Mustang Mach-E GT Performance specs have been released
Ford's newest addition to the Mustang stable isn't some eco-chic, lifeless EV. It's got some serious street cred.
When Ford launched the Mustang Mach-E, it seems like their only goal was to remind people that this was a Mustang at its heart. While some would question the legitimacy of that claim, I would like to remind them that at one point, the Mustang shared a platform with the Ford Falcon, and not the fun ones from Australia. It also shared a platform with the Ford Pinto, and the Ford Fairmont, and even the fifth-generation Mustang shared a platform with the last generation Ford Thunderbird and the Jaguar S-Type. In fact, it wasn't until the current S550 chassis that the Mustang wasn't sharing a chassis with some sort of bland, other car in the Ford family of brands, so I don't want to hear that this is sacrilege, because once you see the specs, you'll be blown away too. Anyway, onto the numbers.
With an 88 kilowatt-hour battery and two electric motors, this is going to be one quick pony. The powertrain puts out a respectable 480 horsepower and 634 lb-ft of torque. Those two motors put power down to all four wheels, and will send the Mach-E GT Performance from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, which is downright fast. Considering a GT350R does the same sprint in 3.9 seconds, and the new GT500 does the dash in 3.6 seconds, that would mean that the Mach-E GT Performance is the fastest Ford in the lineup, with the exception of the Ford GT.
The Mach-E GT starts around $62,000 which means that the GT Performance variants will probably be in and around $65,000, but that's a guess. What I can say is that in a world where automakers like Ford are only producing SUVs, at least we know that they can still make a legitimate performance model, and I'm okay with being called a Mustang, because the GE1 platform is a reworked version of the C2 platform that Ford uses to make the Escape/Kuga and the Focus. Therefore, this Mustang is a Mustang in the same sense that the rest of them are, it's a sporty version of an otherwise pedestrian platform, and for that, I am thankful.
What sporty cars can you think of that are slower to 60 than the Mach-E GT Performance? Comment Below!