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Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition: Ford’s answer to Tesla’s Model Y Performance

Looking through the specs of the upcoming Ford Mustang Mach-E, some of the numbers just don’t match up to what Tesla is capable of doing with the Model Y Performance. Simply put, more power is needed.

Now, Ford is delivering the answer with more power. But the Mach-E GT Performance Edition is more than that, and makes for a compelling alternative to the fighter from Fremont.

Power is increased to 480 hp. Torque is raised to 634 lb-ft. The upgraded 88 kWh battery is rated for 260 miles of range, but the acceleration to 60 mph is expected to happen in 3.5 seconds. The range is 270 miles for the standard GT versions.

What the GT Performance Edition Mach-E receives is something we asked Ford for back in November of last year, when we were at the reveal in Hawthorne, and that’s MagneRide. The automatic adjusting suspension should improve performance when the road gets twisty, plus smooth out the ride in the comfort setting to handle even the harshest of Michigan roads.

Visually, the car gets a unique carbonized gray front grille, and 20-inch machined-face ebony black painted wheels.

The promo color, seen here, looks excellent and add to the car’s high-performance looks.

We’re chomping at the bits to tell you what it’s like to drive the new Mustang Mach-E — we can’t until December 15 — but it looks like Ford has lots of future plans for its electric crossover which should make enthusiasts excited.

Updated (11:47 am EDT, 06/23/2021): Ford released official range numbers for the Mach-E GT and they are better than expected. Here’s that story. We updated this story to reflect the updated numbers.

Written by Chad Kirchner
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