When Ford unveiled the Mach-E, an all-electric SUV with the VV Mustang name, Mustang-like styling, and none of the Mustang's V-8 noises, it opened Pandora's corral. Some loved the execution-a whopping 70 percent of first-year Mach-E buyers are new to the Ford brand-but traditionalists all but wrote off the EV as a marketing stunt, whinnying about an affront to the pony car's lineage. Can the new Mach-E GT, the electrified equivalent of the gas Mustang GT, get them on board?
The range-topping GT trades a single motor, rear-drive setup and smaller 70-kWh battery for all-wheel drive and a larger 91-kWh pack; the GT also uses the larger rear unit from other AWD Mach-Es as its front motor. Output is a substantial 480 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque, placing it atop the Mach-E hierarchy by 134 ponies and 172 lb-ft; that also beats a gas-powered GT's 5.0-liter V-8 by 20 hp and 180 lb-ft.
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