Ford Performance considers refinement of Mustang Mach-E electric carNovember 22, 2019
The GT model can not long take first place in the Ford Mustang Mach-E hierarchy. The company has confirmed that it is already thinking about how to make an even faster electric car.
“I look forward to applying Shelby specifications to an electric vehicle. The trick for us is to enjoy driving, as well as in terms of stability when charging. It should be able to work all day to keep track of the day – you can’t do it for 20 minutes, and then you have to charge it all night,” – explained Ed Krenz, chief software engineer at Ford Performance, in an interview with British magazine Evo.
The aforementioned GT puts 459 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of strong torque under the driver’s right foot, which is enough for a time of 0 to 60 mph in an average of 3 seconds. This is faster than the vast majority of new cars available in 2019, but the ability to sprint in a straight line does not turn a good crossover into a great race car. Ford admitted that the GT is not for racing.
“We designed this car on the track, but we didn’t necessarily design it for the track,” – said chief engineer Ron Heiser at Motor Authority.
Saying that the electric car is worthy of the track is easier said than done, because constant driving discharges the battery in record time, but the technology is developing at a pace similar to the GT500. However, many automakers are in the same boat with Ford. McLaren also wants to create an electric racing car capable of racing for at least 30 minutes, but he does not expect the technology to be ready by 2025.
Ford plans to introduce the first Mustang Mach-E models at the end of 2020 and warned that the flagship GT version will not be available until the spring of 2021. The company has time to figure out how to transplant Shelby genes into Mach-E Shelb-E, or into another electric car.
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