2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Reviews Are In: Is It More Fun Than A ‘Real’ Mustang?

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CarScoops 12 October, 2021 - 10:58am

Even the basic single and dual-motor Mach-Es have proved themselves as fun to drive and fast enough for most drivers. But the GT and even more rapid GT Performance blitz the 60 mph yardstick quicker than a V8-powered ‘real’ Mustang GT, and Ford finally let some independent reviewers get a taste of that for themselves.

Both Mach-E GTs feature dual motors, all-wheel drive, and make 480 hp, which represents a solid 134 hp upgrade over the most powerful non-GT Mach-E. But while the $61,095 GT serves up 600 lb-ft to its 245/45 R20 all-season tires, the $66,095 GT Performance pushes 634 lb-ft to a set of same-size Pirelli P Zero summer boots. That combination helps the Performance get to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, versus 3.8 for the plain GT.

So what are the first reviews saying? Edmunds’ Travis Langness notes that the Performance model’s more focused rubber give it a choppy ride, and isn’t blown away by the minimal changes to the interior marking the GTs out from lesser Mach-Es. But, unsurprisingly, he’s a big fan of the extra performance.

The most thorough review so far comes from Alex “Alex on Autos” Dykes, whose 30-minute video is up to his usual forensic standard, but will leave you feeling like you’ve just been read the entire iTunes update Ts and Cs by a commentator from the Kentucky Derby.

Dykes already runs a regular Mach-E, so is well-placed to comment on the newcomers, and he’s definitely impressed, for the most part. Unlike Edmunds’ man, Dykes reckons the Performance car’s standard MagneRide dampers make it the best-riding of any Mach-E, though his camera shake tells a somewhat different story.

He notes that the torquier Performance version’s ace isn’t just its extra 34 lb-ft, but that the car’s electronics allow it to ramp up to full power more quickly than the non-Performance GT. Dykes even risks (by his own admission) the wrath of ICE-Mustang fans by suggesting the GT twins are more fun than a gas-engined Mustang because the power is so immediate, even if they don’t handle like a classic rear-powered car.

He also suggests the superior build quality and the availability of tax credits not accessible by Tesla owners makes a GT a better buy than a Model Y. But Dykes also claims that for most Mach-E buyers not obsessed about going fast, the stock Mustang EV options (which start at $43,995, almost $20k cheaper) are better value and will do just fine.

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2022 Ford Mustang V-8 Models Losing Horsepower and Torque

Car and Driver 13 October, 2021 - 02:12pm

GT and Mach 1 Mustangs receive modifications to the 5.0-liter V-8 that reduce output by 10 hp and 10 pound-feet of torque.

The V-8 will now make 450 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque in the GT and 470 horsepower and 410 pound-feet in the Mach 1. These changes don't affect the base EcoBoost turbo 2.3-liter inline-four, which makes 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque in base form or 330 hp with the optional Performance package. The top-dog Shelby GT500's supercharged 5.8-liter V-8 will also continue on with the same 760 hp and 625 pound-feet of torque.

We don't have pricing yet for the 2022 Mustang lineup, but we do know that it's adding a few new appearance packages including an Ice White Edition, a Stealth Edition, and an updated California Special that's now available with the GT's Performance package. Ford says that it will open up orders for the 2022 Mustang later this year, with cars set to arrive at the beginning of next year.

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