2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT: performance, range and charging times

Performance-focused electric Ford Mustang Mach-E range-topper will go on sale in late 2021 with an expected range of up to 310 miles

James Allen
Nov 29, 2020

Interested in the upcoming all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV, but would prefer it to have a bit more power and performance? If so, you may want to wait a little longer to get your hands on the sportier Mach-E GT version, which is on track to go on sale in late 2021.

Ford says the Mach-E GT’s dual motor all-wheel drive electric setup produces 465hp and an enormous 830Nm of torque - that's low engine speed muscle - which is substantially more on both counts than what the current petrol-powered 5.0-litre Ford Mustang GT muscle car can muster.

It also gives the Mach-E GT a very quick turn of speed: according to Ford, the car can accelerate to 62mph from a standing start in just 3.7 seconds. That's seriously fast compared with most cars, though it lags noticeably behind the faster versions of the electric Tesla Model S and Tesla Model 3.

As the car is still some way from going on sale, full technical specs for the Mustang Mach-E GT haven’t been revealed yet. Ford has said, though, that the Mach-E GT will come with a very big battery that should in theory allow a range of up to 310 miles - which is pretty impressive for a high-performance electric car.

While charging speeds have yet to be confirmed, the GT will be compatible with very powerful 150kW charging points. This compatibility means that charging the large battery back should take less time than it would for another model with a similarly sized battery but without the ability to use such high-speed chargers.

Quick facts

  • 465hp and 830Nm of torque
  • Claimed 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds
  • Electric range of up to 310 miles
  • Compatible with 150kW rapid chargers
  • Due to go on sale in late 2021
  • Prices expected from £60,000

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT performance

Under the skin, the Mustang Mach-E GT is very different to just about every other high-performance Ford Mustang that’s come before. Rather than using a big and powerful V8 engine - with a distinctive, deep engine note - the Mustang Mach-E GT is powered by a pair of electric motors - one driving the front wheels; the other powering the rear ones.

Those two motors are pretty powerful, too. Ford says they have a combined output of 465hp and 830Nm of torque, which is a healthy advantage over the 460hp, 542Nm 5.0-litre petrol V8 in the current Mustang GT muscle car.

All of that oomph means the Mustang Mach-E GT has more than enough performance for the public road. According to Ford, the car can accelerate to 62mph from a standing start in a supercar-quick 3.7 seconds, and can reach an electrically-limited top speed of 124mph.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT range

While the regular Mustang Mach-E will be available with 75.7kWh and 98.7kWh battery size options, the GT version will only come with the larger of the two battery sizes. Having such a big battery pack means the performance-focused Mach-E should be able to cover lots of miles in between charges - Ford says it’s targeting a maximum range per charge of up to 310 miles for the Mustang Mach-E GT, which is pretty good for a sporty electric car of this size.

The Mustang Mach-E GT is also compatible with very powerful 150kW ultra-rapid charging points. This should mean you’ll be able to recharge the car’s batteries fairly quickly if you can plug the car into such a powerful charger, though we won’t know exactly how long it’ll take to recharge the Mach-E GT until closer to the car's launch.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT in-car tech

As the Mustang Mach-E GT won't go on sale for some time, there also aren’t many details right now on the tech and equipment it will come with. That said, Ford has revealed some of the features we’ll find on the production-ready car - which will include 20-inch alloy wheels, supportive sporty seats and a huge 15.5-inch touchscreen media system on the car’s centre console.

It’s also highly likely the kit that’s available on the regular Mustang Mach-E will also be available on the GT version. As a result, expect the car to come with additional equipment like adaptive cruise control, a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system and a 360-degree parking camera.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT price

Ford hasn’t given a definitive release date for the Mustang Mach-E GT yet, though it has confirmed the car will start going on sale in Europe before the end of 2021. There’s also no official word yet on prices, though we anticipate the car will start from around £60,000 - which, if that ends up being the case, means it won’t be eligible for the government’s £3,500 Plug-in Car Grant for new electric car purchases.

 

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