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New Ford Mustang Mach-E GT is fastest-accelerating electric SUV

Posted On: 25 Sep 2020   |   Posted By: Autocar

New Ford Mustang Mach-E GT is fastest-accelerating electric SUV

Most powerful version of Ford's first EV beats the Jaguar I-Pace and Polestar 2 from 0-62mph
Ford has unwrapped the range-topping GT version of its new Mustang Mach-E electric SUV , with a promise that “nothing in its class can accelerate faster”.
The hot Mach-E, arriving in Europe towards the end of 2021, is claimed to hit 62mph from rest in 3.7 seconds, eclipsing the sprint times of the Jaguar I-Pace and Polestar 2 by more than 0.5sec.
Early data suggests the Performance version of the Tesla Model Y electric crossover will complete the same sprint in 3.5sec, but that's yet to be confirmed for a European launch.
The GT's considerable performance advantage over the previously revealed Mach-E variants comes courtesy of its uprated powertrain. This comprises an electric motor on each axle, producing a combined 459bhp and 612lb ft, and powered by an 88kWh battery with a targeted range of 310 miles.
The GT is marked out from other Mach-E models by its bespoke 20in alloy wheels, red brake callipers and the...

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