Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition is nearly as quick as the GT500

The Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover isn’t technically related to the Ford Mustang, but it can certainly accelerate like one. It will soon gain a quicker variant appropriately named Performance Edition that can nearly outsprint the mighty, 760-horsepower GT500

in a straight line.

Based on the GT trim, the Performance Edition is powered by two electric motors that make 480 horsepower and a pickup-like 634 pound-feet of torque. For comparison, the regular Mach-E GT

posts 480 and 600, respectively. Those figures lower its zero-to-60-mph time to 3.5 seconds, which is two-tenths of a second behind
the aforementioned GT500 and three-tenths of a second quicker than the Mach-E GT it starts life as. The Performance Edition’s top speed hasn’t been published.

Ford built the Performance Edition on an 88-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack that stores enough electricity for up to 235 miles of driving range

, though that figure hasn’t been certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Put ano ther way, the 34 additional pound-feet of torque saps 15 miles of range from the Mach-E

Moving beyond the powertrain, the Performance Edition gains 19-inch front rotors gripped by Brembo calipers, a sportier MagneRide suspension also offered on the two-door Mustang, a specific gray grille, and 20-inch wheels painted black. Inside, the passengers are treated to front sport seats and aluminum-look trim on the dashboard. Several colors borrowed from the Mustang

, including Grabber Blue and Cyber Orange, are on the palette.

While the Mustang Mach-E is scheduled to enter production in Mexico by the end of 2020, the GT and GT Performance Edition will not be available until late summer 2021. Th at’s a bit later than Ford announced. The GT starts at $62,700 before government incentives enter the equation; it wasn’t included in Ford’s recent price-slashing campaign

. We don’t yet know how much the Performance Edition will cost.

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