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[Photos] 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is Everything We’d Hoped

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New Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition expected to go from 0-60 mph in the mid-three-second range

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Reveal
The Ford Mustang Mach-E was revealed in LA Sunday evening
Photo: Ford Motor Company

Ford has at long last revealed the all-new Mustang Mach-E, the fully electric SUV that marks the first new addition to the Mustang lineup in 55 years. Revealed on Sunday after months and months of speculation, the SUV promises to live up to its pony emblem with the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition, which will deliver 459 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque and a mid-three-second 0-60 mph sprint.

“The Mustang Mach-E wholeheartedly rejects the notion that electric vehicles are only good at reducing gas consumption,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief product development and purchasing officer, who was on hand in LA to introduce the Mach-E with actor/former Ford employee/absolute hunk Idris Elba. “People want a car that’s thrilling to drive, that looks gorgeous and that can easily adapt to their lifestyle — and the Mustang Mach-E delivers all of this in unmatched style.”

New Mach-E Uses Mustang DNA for Style Points

2020 Ford Mustang Mach-E
The tri-bar taillights make it hard to confuse the Mustang Mach-E for anything else but a pony car

The Mustang DNA couldn’t be clearer in the Mach-E, from its fastback shape to its tri-bar taillights. Ford punched up the Mustang aesthetic in creating an SUV that’s capable of seating five and accommodating tons of cargo. Not only does the Mustang Mach-E offer 29 cubic feet of storage space in the rear (and 59.6 cubic feet with the seats set flat), but it features a drainable front trunk beneath the hood that fits an extra 4.8 cubic feet worth of stuff, making it perfect for coolers and bags of ice.

Inside, the Mustang Mach-E buffs up the Mustang design elements with a double-cowl instrument panel, but it’s exceedingly modern thanks to features like a floating flip-up armrest and available panoramic fixed-glass roof. The Mustang Mach-E will also debut key technologies like Phone As A Key and SYNC 4, the latter of which will be available via a 15.5-inch screen.

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Is the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Fast? Uh-Huh!

2020 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT
The higher-output Ford Mustang Mach-E GT is coming for Porsche’s lunch

But of course, the most exciting element of the Mustang Mach-E is its performance capabilities. Both the Mach-E and the Mach-E GT are available with rear-wheel drive or the new Mach-E 4 all-wheel drive system. The standard 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E will deliver 332 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque, making it no slouch in its own right, with AWD models expected to outperform the Porsche Macan in the 0-60 mph sprint.

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, with its estimated 459 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque, is expected to deliver a four-second 0-60 mph time, while the GT Performance Edition is expected to be about a half-second quicker, putting it on par with the Porsche 911 GTS. Wowzers! Talk about going like hell.

The Mach-E is expected to deliver an EPA-estimated range of over 300 miles with rear-wheel drive and an extended-range battery. Expect more detailed info on range for the Mach-E, Mach-E GT, and Mach-E GT Performance Edition closer to launch.

Heard enough? You can head over to the Mustang Mach-E reservation site now and plunk down a $500 refundable deposit today. There’ll be a Mustang Mach-E First Edition up for grabs that’ll include extended-range AWD, red-painted brake calipers, metallic pedal covers, contrast stitching for the seats, and a First Edition scuff plate. The 2021 Mustang Mach-E is expected to arrive in late 2020, while the Mustang Mach-E GT and Mach-E GT Performance Edition should be arriving in spring 2021. Price was not announced, but it’s speculated that it could start around $40,000.

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E