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Test drive: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT aims to be a muscle-electric SUV

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The Ford Mustang Mach-E GT is the kind of car designed for drivers who like to keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel, but sometimes you can ignore the hands part.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition features a 480 hp all-wheel drive system.
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The new top-performing version of the all-electric, compact and low-profile SUV is one of the first Fords available with the new BlueCruise highway driving system, which can center a vehicle in a lane and control its speed without any driver intervention.

It uses a camera and sensors around the car along with built-in 3D maps and GPS to operate, and doesn’t ask the driver to be careful, just in case.

Test drive: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT aims to be a muscle-electric SUV

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The Ford Mustang Mach-E GT can hit 60 mph in less than four seconds.
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BlueCruise makes sure they do this by using a facial recognition system that can tell if their eyes are open and if they’re trained on what’s to come rather than a smart billboard for a passing purchase. ‘a law firm.

It’s similar to GM’s Super Cruise and currently operates over 100,000 miles of highway, but more are coming with additional semi-automated capabilities.

Test drive: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT aims to be a muscle-electric SUV

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The Ford Mustang Mach-E GT offers Ford’s BlueCruise hands-free driving system.
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He’s a good co-driver who takes the advantage on long, boring trips and does a good job as long as the road doesn’t get too twisty. My main criticism is that it might be faster to give a review when there is a road ahead that you need to take over.

But the Mustang Mach-E GT is very fast.

It has an all-wheel drive system rated at 459 horsepower, which compares to the 460 horsepower of the Mustang V8, and an impressive 600 lb-ft of torque that blows the coupe’s 420 lb-ft. In the form of a true muscle car, Ford essentially crammed two of the rear electric motors of the 346bhp versions of the Mustang Mach-E to amplify it.

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The 3.8-second Mustang Mach-E GT’s 0-60 mph acceleration time is approximately half a second faster than that of the Mustang GT and can be upgraded to 3.5 seconds with a Performance Edition available. which increases horsepower up to 480 hp and 634 lb-ft. The model also adds more powerful Brembo brakes, computer-controlled MagneRide suspension and 20-inch wheels with performance summer tires.

I tested a regular 2021 GT towards the end of last year which is almost identical to the 2022 model which starts shipping in February except for the new standard black roof and a price increase of 2 $ 000 to $ 63,095. Range is rated at 270 miles per charge, which puts it in the middle of the Mach-E range. A black “grille” is the most obvious design change that sets it apart from its stable mates.

The interior is largely the same as theirs, however, with dual digital screens and nice trim, but it does have a set of heavily reinforced sport seats with suede padding to give you a better kiss on the corners.

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The Mustang Mach-E GT features unique sport seats.
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The performance of the Mustang Mach-E GT is as impressive as its specs suggest and will even make the tires ring when you roll it on the ground, despite all-wheel drive. More impressive is the way he handles twisties, despite tipping almost 5,000 pounds.

The vehicle is very balanced to the limit with a welcome touch of rear happiness in the all-wheel drive system. A little powerlide is even possible if you push it.

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For those who like to do this sort of thing a lot, the Mustang Mach-E GT has a special tuning called Unbridled Extend which is programmed for long sessions on a racetrack. It reduces peak power and increases cooling to provide consistent performance, but will only activate under certain temperature and battery condition conditions. In the few days in December that I got it, there were only a few times I could get it to work.

Honestly not sure if I would use it as much as an owner. While it would be fun to take the Mustang Mach-E on a racetrack for a few laps to see what it could do, it’s not really the kind of vehicle you buy for that purpose. In addition, the drop in power greatly reduces the shiver of the pants which is one of the best features of a performance electric car.

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You’re better off skipping Unbridled Extend and taking it on a short trip to the drag strip, where the Mustang Mach-E can embarrass a few gas burners and can stand up to a Tesla Model Y Performance, the most thing. close to an American electric muscle SUV rival it has today.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E GT 2021

Base price: $ 61,000

As tested: $ 63,285

Type: 5-passenger, 4-door, all-wheel drive SUV

Transmission: Two single-speed electric motors.

Horsepower: 459 hp, 600 lb-ft of torque

Range: 270 miles per charge

MPge: 84 handsets

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