Most go-faster Ford ST and RS models are developed in Europe by the Ford Performance engineering team, but the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, like other Ford Mustang Mach-Es, was engineered and developed chiefly in the US.
It’s built in Ford’s assembly plant in Cuautitlán, Mexico, and it’s based on a model architecture that Ford calls its ‘Global Electrified 1’ platform, although it’s actually a modified version of the C2 platform that underpins the Ford Focus and Ford Kuga.
The Mach-E’s mechanical layout, however, is nothing like either of those combustion-engined relations. The GT version, like other AWD Mach-Es, has a permanent magnet synchronous motor at each axle but, unlike less powerful AWD derivatives, the GT uses the same high-output drive motor at each end – and they’re the ones that, in rear- drive models, produce up to 290bhp.
Those motors draw power from the same lithium ion battery that any Extended Range Mach-E uses. It’s carried under the full length of the cabin floor but within the car’s wheelbase and has 99kWh of installed capacity.
And so, no doubt limited more by the peak output of the battery than their own potential, those motors produce a combined 480bhp here in the GT, and an even more serious-sounding 634lb ft.