So here’s the part of the story where I eat my words. When I reviewed the base model in February, I found it to be a perfectly competent EV, but more comparable to similarly designed electric SUVs like as the Kia Niro and Volkswagen ID.4 than legendary muscle cars I used to hang posters of in my childhood bedroom.
The GT and Performance models are readily distinguishable on the road. I mean, if the prominent GT badge on the rear liftgate and illuminated Mustang icon on the front grille don’t give it away, both versions sit about 10 mm lower than the base model and have extra styling on the front facia.
As far as driving performance is concerned, I’m a bit torn.
The tight, twisting turns of Highway 1, especially the un-railed cliffside sections where a mistimed tap of the accelerator would send you flying off a 100-plus foot drop, were another story entirely.
The GT begins at $59,900 and has 480 peak horsepower, 600 lb.-ft. of torque, a 0-60 time of 3.8 seconds, and a 270 mile range according to the manufacturer.
The connected navigation system in the Mach-E kept my worries about range anxiety at bay during my test drive, as it constantly monitors the vehicle’s battery levels and points out available charging stations along the route. Furthermore, Ford is providing two years of complimentary usage of its Blue Oval Charge Network.
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