Ford Mustang Mach-E GT vs Mustang GT 5.0 V8: who wins?

Ford Mustang Mach-E GT vs Mustang GT 5.0 V8: who wins?

Ford Mustang Mach-E GT vs Mustang GT 5.0 V8

Sooner or later almost all sports cars will have to throw in the towel and adapt to changing times by replacing the fuel tank with a nice lithium-ion battery pack; is what is happening to the Mustang, Ford's iconic American muscle car that in recent years has been reborn in a new 100% electric guise with the name of Mustang Mach-E.

The Carwow Youtube channel has decided to compare the 'GT' model of the new Mustang Mach-E with a Mustang GT powered instead by a good old 5.0-liter petrol V8 which, after the specific preparation received by the British company of Clive Sutton, is in capable of delivering 490 horsepower and 530 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the 100% electric model of the Mustang Mach-E is equipped with 2 electric motors, one for each axle, for a total power of 487 horsepower and 860 Nm of torque.

In the first few launches from standstill the Mach-E GT immediately detached the V8, benefiting from an instant and decidedly higher torque, but as the finish line approached the V8 was able to get closer to the electric Mustang ; in subsequent attempts the V8 got closer and closer, until it managed a good enough start to overtake the Mach-E along the quarter mile. The same result with the moving start, even when the starting speed was chosen specifically to favor the electric Mustang: despite the sudden acceleration, the V8 combined with the 10-speed gearbox turned out to be faster, to the delight of the petro head that still today are indignant to see the good name of the Mustang used for an electric car.

In recent months we at geekinco have also had the opportunity to test the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Mustang Mach-1 pushed from 460 horsepower V8 engine.