The new Ford Mustang Mach-E GT isn’t mucking about - it’s officially Ford’s fastest-accelerating European five-seater.
And it’s now available to order in the UK.
It’s been a busy month for the Mach-E, a sumptuous all-electric SUV crossover that first went on sale at the beginning of 2020.
In a stunt to claim a Guinness World Record, the regular Mach-E took a trip from John O’Groats to Land’s End, travelling more than 6.5 miles per kilowatt hour (kWh) of electrical energy.
In layman's terms, that reflects a range between charges of more than 500 miles - 120 miles more than Mustang Mach-E’s official 379-mile target.
Leaving John O’Groats on full charge, the 840 miles to Land’s End required only two main charging stops at Wigan, in North West England, and Cullompton, Devon.
And Ford is saying that the feat could be the ‘tipping point’ in banishing range anxiety fears.
That's all well and good, but this new ‘GT’ version isn’t so bothered about covering massive distances before needing to be plugged in - although it can still cover 310 miles between charges - because this has very much been built with performance in mind.
A dual-motor, all-wheel drive, battery-electric powertrain delivers up to 487 PS and 860 Nm of torque. That equates to a 0-62 mph acceleration time of just 3.7 seconds.
And when you combine that with advanced MagneRide adaptive suspension and a high-performance Brembo braking system, it should prove exceptionally fun to drive.
There’s even an ‘Untamed Plus’ drive mode that helps you really dial it in for track use, adjusting the traction and stability control so you can put the hammer down.
Geert van Noyen, manager, Vehicle Dynamics, Ford of Europe, says: “Mustang Mach-E GT demonstrates the true potential for all-electric powertrains to dial up the fun-to-drive experience.
“This is a refined, premium specification five-seater SUV with the acceleration of a supercar and zero tailpipe emissions – a combination that was the stuff of dreams when I started my career as a car engineer 30 years ago.”
Charging with up to 150 kW can add an average of 60 miles driving range within approximately 10 minutes of charging, and charge from 10 per cent to 80 per cent battery capacity within approximately 45 minutes.
Meanwhile there’s also a range of enhancements over and above the regular Mach-E- with gives the GT ‘watch me’ appeal, says Ford.
There’s unique Grabber Blue and Cyber Orange exterior colours, as well as body-coloured wheel arches, a bespoke, 3D-effect polycarbonate grille, and a new front bumper design with aero-inlets and chin spoiler.
There are 20-inch alloy wheels, a black roof, and Colorado Red brake callipers.
And the cabin features sports seats, a 10-speaker B&O Sound System and a 15.5-inch full HD touch display linked with Ford’s ‘SYNC 4A’ fully-connected infotainment system.
What’s more, you also get a generous 402-litre boot.
Mustang Mach-E GT also features as standard advanced driver assistance technologies for ‘effortless touring’, including Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Lane Centring, Lane-Keeping System with Blind Spot Assist, Active Park Assist and Pre‑Collision Assist with Auto Emergency Braking.
A limited number of early release Mustang Mach-E GT models are available to order now with deliveries in the UK expected to begin later this year.
Enjoyed this? Read our latest news:
New Nissan LEAF ‘Recharged’ for 2021
- CUPRA unveils powerful VZ5 Formentor
- Renault reveals Megane Hatchback plug-in hybrid
- All-new BMW 2 Series Coupe revealed
- New Emira is ‘most accomplished Lotus ever made’
New Nissan LEAF ‘Recharged’ for 2021
For all the latest reviews, advice and new car deals, sign up to our newsletter here.