Dearborn’s Ford Motor Co. has introduced the Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition, both of which will launch with an all-electric powertrain this fall.
“With Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition, we’re pushing the boundaries of what an electric vehicle can offer,” says Dave Pericak, vehicle program director. “These Mustang Mach-E models not only give customers the added capability expected from the GT name, but the responsiveness of their electric powertrains will ensure they have a thrilling experience behind the wheel.”
Mustang Mach-E GT features electric all-wheel drive and permanent magnetic dual motors, including an upgraded secondary electric motor that powers the front wheels for a combined power output of 480 peak horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque. It aims for a 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds while targeting an EPA-estimated 250 miles of range.
The vehicles also introduce Unbridled Extend, a track- and closed-course-only take on Unbridled mode that balances power output for lap time consistency. The system provides more performance-oriented traction and stability control tuned specifically for track use, including an increase in interior sound.
Mustang Mach-E GT features 20-inch machined-face aluminum wheels with high-gloss black painted pockets and aero covers with 245/45R20 Continental all-season tires. Mach-E GT also gets red-painted performance brake calipers and 385-millimeter ventilated front rotors and 316-millimeter solid rear rotors.
The interior features multi-color ambient lighting, front door scuff plates with metal inserts that feature pony graphic and GT lettering, and an aluminum applique instrument panel. Sport-style front seats feature Black Onyx ActiveX material with Miko insert, copper metallic stitching, and copper metallic accent piping. The vehicle also features a B&O Sound System by Bang and Olufsen with nine speakers and subwoofer.
The Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Addition has a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds, 480 horsepower, and 634 lb.-ft. of torque. This is the same horsepower as the Mustang Mach 1 performance coupe but with 214 lb.-ft. additional torque. It targets an EPA-estimated range of 235 miles.
The Performance Addition has 385-millimeter front rotors with red-painted Brembo-branded calipers, as well as 20-inch machined-face aluminum wheels with high-gloss Ebony Black-painted pockets paired with 245/45R20 Pirelli summer tires — unique to Mustang Mach-E and which enabled engineers to calibrate the motors for increased torque — as well as MagneRide Damping System to help improve handling performance.
Interior features include Ford Performance front seats in Performance Gray ActiveX Seating Material as well as Miko perforated reflective insert and metallic stitching.
Both Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition feature a Carbonized Gray grille with illuminated pony badge and GT series badging adorning the exterior. Mustang Mach-E GT also features a hands-free, foot-activated liftgate, pony projection lamps, and black-painted sideview mirror caps.
The vehicles will be available in Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat exclusively, as well as Grabber Blue Metallic, previously available only on First Edition. Other colors in the palette include Dark Matter Gray metallic, Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Star White Metallic Tri-Coat, Shadow Black, Iconic Silver Metallic, and Space White Metallic.
BlueCruise, Ford’s hands-free highway driving offering, will be available on the Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition equipped with the optional Ford Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 Package. BlueCruise offers hands-free highway driving on more than 100,000 miles of prequalified sections of divided highways called Hands-Free Blue Zones across North America.
Estimated starting manufacturer suggested retail price of the 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT is $59,900, and the manufacturer suggested retail price for the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition is $64,900 in the U.S. Both are eligible for the available federal tax incentive.
Orders are available here. Deliveries will begin in early fall and continue through the end of 2021.
In related news, Ford has established a formal supplier code of conduct that outlines expectations in areas related to human rights, the environment, responsible material sourcing, and lawful business practices for every member of the company’s supplier community.
Ford has outlined conduct guidelines for its suppliers since 2003. This new code expands and publicly formalizes supplier accountability for responsible business practices.
“Caring for each other is a core tenet of the Ford plan, and that includes safeguarding human rights, protecting the environment, and requiring responsible sourcing and ethical practices,” says Jonathan Jennings, vice president global commodity purchasing and supplier technical assistance. “We hold our suppliers to the same high standards we require of ourselves, and this code formalizes the standards we’ll work together to achieve.”
Each supplier must:
- Protect and respect human rights — Treat their workforce humanely and with dignity, follow ethical recruiting practices, provide a healthy and safe work environment, and refuse to tolerate child labor, modern slavery, forced labor, or harassment.
- Protect the environment — Comply with Ford’s environmental requirements and policies, comprising all relevant national, regional, environmental, and chemical legislation; minimize their impact on climate change, aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement; strive for carbon neutrality; use recycled and renewable materials in packaging; and use materials with reduced toxicity in their manufacturing processes.
- Responsibly source materials — Provide information upon request to verify that materials in the products supplied to Ford have been sourced in accordance with Ford’s Responsible Materials Sourcing Policy and conduct due diligence and increased transparency related to raw materials, especially materials sourced from conflict-afflicted or high-risk areas.
- Maintain responsible business practices — Conduct business free from bribery and corruption, maintain effective privacy and cyber security practices, and comply with applicable trade and custom rules.