Performance Mach-E

GT on the way

Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, 2020, front
Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, 2020, rear
Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, 2020, charging point
Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, 2020, badge

FORD has announced a high performance version of its Mustang Mach-E all-electric SUV with a 3.7 second 0 to 60mph acceleration time.

No other car of its ilk is as quick and the Mach-E GT will have a top speed limited to 124mph.

It is scheduled for release late in 2021 and the car will have a 465ps all-wheel drive, battery-electric powertrain.

The GT had its debut at a Ford Go Electric event in Rotterdam and follows the launch of the Mustang Mach-E held in London earlier in the year.

Its specification includes MagneRide adaptive suspension, 20âinch alloy wheels, red-painted brake callipers and special exterior colours.

Inside, a 15.5-inch full HD touch display supports a next generation SYNC communication and entertainment systemthatadapts from driver behaviours to make smart suggestions.

The enhanced interior also features Ford Performance seats and a steering wheel with suede inserts.

By comparison, the regular Mustang Mach-E - priced from £40,270 - has a 0 to 60 time of seven seconds, a maximum of 111mph and has a single charge range of up to 370 miles.

The Mustang Mach-E GT features as standard an 88 kWh extended-range battery which gives a pure-electric driving range of up to 310miles.

The system is supported by Ford's IntelligentRange system which more accurately predicts how much range drivers have using past driving behaviour, weather forecasts and crowdsourced data from other Mustang Mach-E vehicles.

Ford has also announced that the standard Mustang Mach-E equipped with an extended-range battery and all-wheel drive can deliver 5.1-second 0â62mph acceleration- equal to the Tesla Model Y Long Range model - and a targeted WLTP pure-electric driving range of up to 335miles.

"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," said Stuart Rowley, president, Ford of Europe.

Ford plans to introduce 17 new electrified models to into Europe by the end of next year.

Earlier this year the company called on governments, industries and institutions to support the push for electrification with faster expansion of public charging infrastructures.

Seventy-five per cent of Puma models sold up to August this year are equipped with a Ford EcoBoost 48-volt mild hybrid powertrain. Fifty-five per cent of new Kuga sales in the same period have been Kuga Plug-In Hybrid models.

A UK trial of 20 Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid vans covering more than 150,000miles found that 75 per cent of the fleet's mileage in central London was completed using pure electric power - dramatically reducing tailpipe emissions in the inner city.

Full hybrid variants of the Ford S-MAX and Galaxy models are joining the Mondeo Hybrid early next year, following a £40 million investment in Ford's Valencia manufacturing plant, Spain - including a state-of-the-art battery assembly facility.


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