When the Ford Mustang Mach-E debuted for the 2021 model year, it was something Ford’s venerable Mustang had never been before — in more ways than one. Featuring four doors, a coupelike SUV profile and an all-electric drivetrain, the Mustang Mach-E heralded a new type of EV that was as much about style as efficiency.
Including “Mustang” in the model’s name created some performance expectations right from the get-go. So when we had the chance to test two versions of the Mustang Mach-E alongside one another — an all-wheel-drive Premium model with the extended-range battery and a GT Performance Edition — it seemed like the perfect opportunity to answer the question of whether the GT’s extra performance is worth the money.
To do that, we brought both EVs to Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, Wisc., for a day of acceleration and braking testing on the drag strip. We also drove them on an autocross course to evaluate their handling limits. Watch the video below that recaps our testing, and read on for details on the models we tested and the results they achieved.