480 e-horses and a GT badge

For almost as long as the Ford Mustang has been in existence, there’s been a GT version of it, or the equivalent, going all the way back to the K-code 2+2 of 1965, even though it didn’t actually have a GT badge on it that particular year. So while the new Mustang Mach-E may be an all-electric vehicle, that doesn’t mean that the Ford Motor Company is going to leave performance-oriented buyers panting helplessly. Ford specified a GT version of the Mach-E from the very outset, and has augmented it by creating a new Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Package, which exercises what could become a new definition of vehicle output, the rate at which the vehicle’s driveline can draw electric current from its onboard battery pack.

If the photo leaves you unconvinced, this may help: The GT Performance Edition produces 358 kilowatts and 860 squared newton-meters of output, which translates in internal-combustion nomenclature to 480 horsepower and 634-lbs.ft. of torque, both very substantial figures for a vehicle of these proportions. Despite the additional current draw, the GT Performance Package will still deliver an EPA-estimated range of 235 miles on a charge. When it’s introduced late next summer, the GT Performance package will boast 19-inch front brakes with Brembo calipers, the better to manage its claimed 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds. Ford Performance seats inside will wear ActiveX fabric, and the new model will be offered with high-impact colors reserved for go-fast Fords including Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat, Dark Matter Gray Metallic, Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Star White Metallic Tri-Coat, Grabber Blue Metallic, Shadow Black, Iconic Silver Metallic and Space White Metallic.

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