Back in 2019, Ford introduced the all-electric Mustang Mach-E. At the time, it wasn't very well received, particularly hardcore fans of the Mustang, since the automaker just turned the pony car into an electric crossover. But at least the electric crossover had the power to match the Mustang with the range-topping GT variant packing 459 horsepower.
Now, Ford has given Mach-E even more power. Meet the Mach-E GT Performance Edition, possibly Ford's most powerful electric vehicle yet. As the name implies, it is based on the range-topping GT variant. It produces 480 horsepower and 860 Nm of torque via two electric motors, one on each axle, and an 88-kWh battery pack. Thanks to all-wheel drive, Ford claims that the Performance Edition can sprint from 0 to 97 km/h in just 3.5 seconds. Interestingly, the automaker did not publish the Performance Edition's top speed.
While it can go fast, it can still go far. According to Ford, the 88-kWh battery pack has enough juice for up to 378 km on a single charge, based on EPA standards. Not as far as other EVs, but at least it can get there quick.
To distinguish the fastest Mach-E from its counterparts, Ford also made a number of visual upgrades. The biggest change would be the wheels as the Performance Edition rides on 20-inch units wrapped in sticky Pirelli tires. The larger wheels also hide red-painted Brembo calipers. There's also special badging to further distinguish it. Though not a visual upgrade, MagneRide adaptive suspension is standard on the Performance Edition.
Inside, Ford made some changes too including sportier seats lined with a material called ActiveX and metallic stitching. There's also an aluminum trim on the instrument panel akin to the Mustang.
The Mach E GT Performance Edition will go on sale at Ford dealerships in mid-2021. Hopefully, we get to see this on Philippine roads in the future.