Ford had been befitting the abounding accident of its range-topping 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT’s achievement beneath wraps, but now we apperceive that the all-electric crossover absolutely is aces of pony car club membership. Announced alongside the blow of the Mustang Mach-E ambit aftermost year, admitting not accession in dealerships until bounce 2021, the GT packs 459 application and 612 lb-ft of torque.
That comes address of all-wheel drive and two electric motors. There’ll be an Extended Ambit array for 235 afar of driving, Ford said aback in November 2019, and accepted Magneride Suspension.
What it wasn’t saying, however, was how bound the Mustang Mach-E GT Achievement would accelerate. For that, we’ve had to delay until today, and the EV’s official advertisement for Europe. Among the accustomed details, one actuality stands out: 0-62 mph.
Now we apperceive it’ll booty 3.7 abnormal for the Mustang Mach-E GT to go from aught to 62 afar per hour. That, Ford says, makes it the according of the speediest Tesla Model Y Performance. Top acceleration is capped at 124 mph.
As for the accepted Mustang Mach-E with the Extended Ambit array and all-wheel drive, that should do 0-62 mph in 5.1 seconds, Ford says.
While it may aloof assume like aloof rights, Ford acutely recognizes that it has affluence to prove with its new electric crossover. On the one hand, there are Mustang purists still yet to be absolutely assertive that the EV is aces of the nameplate. Ford has promised active dynamics to bout what owners apprehend of their gas-powered Mustang coupes and convertibles, but the affidavit of that will be in the pudding back the car arrives at dealerships and in owners’ garages.
On the added hand, though, there’s the more aggressive EV bazaar itself. There, Tesla has of advance carved out a able niche, while the Mustang Mach-E will be affiliated by affordable electric crossovers from Hyundai, Kia, and others on one side, and exceptional alternatives from automakers like Audi and Jaguar on the other. The actuality that ambitious GT owners will accept to delay until after in 2021 to get the best almighty adaptation of Ford’s car won’t absolutely help, either, as will the actuality that there’s a reasonable achievability that its US tax credits will be active out by that point too.
Still, with abiding questions about whether the GT’s achievement could alive up to Ford’s promises – and the bunched SUV’s arresting architecture – it’s acceptable to accept some advance on that front. It’s not absolutely the aberrant Mustang Mach-E 1400, but 0-62 mph in 3.7 abnormal is annihilation to be abashed of.