In a nutshell:
- All-electric new Ford Mustang Mach-E GT details revealed - and it boasts explosive performance.
- Power of 459bhp equates to a 0-62mph time of just 3.7 seconds.
- Ford says Mach-E GT shows what ‘electric performance really looks like’.
- Ford Mustang Mach-E GT available in Europe 2021.
Ford has blown the covers off its new Mustang Mach-E GT - and revealed blisteringly-quick acceleration times in the process.
The firm is making some gloating boasts about its new EV, noting how the ‘Mach-E GT shows what all-electric performance really looks like’.
They also say ‘no other vehicle in its class can accelerate faster than the Mustang Mach-E GT’.
And judging by the times they’ve unveiled, they’re not wrong.
The imposing all-wheel-drive SUV can sprint from 0-62mph in just 3.7 seconds.
That’s 0.1 seconds quicker than both the new Audi RSQ8 and the recently revealed Mercedes-AMG GLE 63.
Power - all 459bhp of it - comes from a 88 kW battery that also delivers a stonking 830 Nm of torque.
Incredibly, the Mach-E GT should also be good for 310 miles between charges - supported by something called ‘Intelligent Range’, which predicts how much range drivers have based on their previous driving behaviours (presumably how heavy their right foot is) as well as weather forecasts and crowdsourced data from other Mustang Mach-E vehicle.
There’s also going to be an all-wheel-drive ‘long range’ version which neuters some of the performance in favour of better battery life. Here you get a range of 335 miles - and you’ll still hit 62mph in 5.1 seconds, which is just as rapid as the Tesla Model Y.
Flick it to rear-wheel drive only and you might even hit the targeted 379 mile range.
And there’s more.
Anyone who orders a Mach-E GT this year or early into 2021 will apparently receive five years free access to the ‘FordPass’ electric charging network - with 155,000 charge stations across Europe.
But…. and it’s perhaps a big ‘but’ for Ford enthusiasts - is the Mach-E GT really a ‘Mustang’?
Ford says it ‘delivers the spirited performance and character of the iconic Mustang sports car alongside the ability to carry five occupants in all-electric refinement.’
It certainly looks the part, for a premium SUV anyway.
Inside, there’s a 15.5-inch full HD touch display infotainment system, as well as Ford Performance seats and a steering wheel with suede inserts.
Stuart Rowley, president, Ford of Europe, commented: “The new Mustang Mach-E GT shows what all-electric performance really looks like, but performance counts for nothing without the confidence to use it.
“Our charging initiatives mean Mustang Mach-E customers can enjoy the electrified Mustang driving experience with the knowledge that they can recharge quickly and easily across Europe.”
No specific details about price have yet been revealed, but you can expect it to cost north of around £60,000.
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