The Final Mustang Showdown: Mustang Mach-E GT Efficiency Takes On The Shelby Mustang GT500

Can the Mach-E GT’s superior energy supply maintain off the mighty Shelby Mustang GT500? Learn on to seek out out

by Khris Bharath, on LISTEN 03: 58

Edmunds lately bought the prospect to pit two of essentially the most highly effective inventory top-tier Mustangs in opposition to one another in a collection of drag races. One among them is a deal with to the ears, whereas the opposite can do some fairly spectacular launches. Any guesses? Nicely, the solutions are apparent, aren’t they?

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The pair flip round for a second spherical two

I’m in fact speaking in regards to the Shelby Mustang GT 500 and the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT. The fellows had been at Willow Springs for this shootout. Now, let’s have a look at the numbers, lets?

2021 Mustang Mach E GT Efficiency

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Within the yellow nook, we have now the brand new child on the block, i.e Mach-E GT Efficiency. Its dual-electric motors present AWD traction churning out 480hp and 634 lb-ft of torque

Within the yellow nook, we have now the Mach-E GT Efficiency that’s rocking dual-electric motors with a mixed output of 480 horses and 634 pound-feet of torque. You’ve bought all-wheel drive as effectively and this sensible tackle the Mustang identify ideas the scales at 4997 kilos and prices a shy beneath 70 grand.

2020 Mustang Shelby GT 500

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Within the orange nook, we have now an previous favourite within the type of the Mustang GT500, which produces a 5.2 L Supercharged V-8 engine, which produces 760 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque

Sitting within the orange nook is a 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 that incorporates a good ol’ V-8 beneath the hood. However it’s not simply any V-8, however a 5.2 Liter supercharged engine that produces 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque. The Shelby sends energy to the rear wheels. It weighs 4168 kilos and prices $81,280.

Electrical Mustang vs Gasoline-Powered Mustang

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The Mach-E GT weighs over 800 lbs and supplies full energy for less than 5 seconds. Now we all know that EVs present immediate torque, however is the window lengthy sufficient to maintain the GT500 at bay

Now, each automobiles are on sticky tires, so it must be shut there. However what about energy supply? Nicely, you solely get full energy on the Mach-E for about 5 seconds, earlier than energy is dialed down? Will that be sufficient to fend off the GT500? Nicely, let’s discover out.

Spherical 1

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They get previous the cones and hammer it down the straight

Spherical one was fairly easy. A easy ¼ mile showdown. Predictably, the Mach-E GT bought off the road effectively. The GT 500 in the meantime, struggled to place its energy down, however as soon as it bought some momentum going, it started to reel within the Mach-E, which began to expire of steam, because of solely 5 seconds of full energy. The GT500 took the win by the thinnest of margins. In order that’s round one to gasoline energy.

Spherical 2

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This time spherical, though the Mach-E GT was forward as soon as once more, its lead was short-lived because the GT500 on hotter tires was a lot nearer and the gas-powered automotive took spherical two as effectively

Simply to be completely positive, the pair lineup as soon as once more to do a definitive spherical two. This time round, the GT500 managed to place its energy down significantly better, the Mach-GT was certainly forward, however not for lengthy and the GT500 simply walked it on this second go. So it’s spherical two as soon as once more to the gas-powered Mustang GT500.

Roll Race

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And simply as earlier than, the EV was forward, however the GT500 was within the meat of its powerband

Spherical three was going to be a roll race from 30 mph, as soon as they get previous the cones. They use as a lot of the observe as doable earlier than nailing it on the principle straight. As soon as once more, the Mach-E manages to clinch the lead, and similar to earlier than, after some delay in downshifting pulled a lead of a few automotive lengths by the point the 2 Mustangs cross the end line. The GT500 was doing 130 mph within the velocity entice.

Conclusion

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Each Mustang’s have the same sub-four-second 0-60 mph time, however the Shelby is in its ingredient as soon as it will get some momentum

Now, the Mach-E GT clearly has higher weight distribution and traction, however for now, the gas-powered GT500 sill begins supremely on the observe. Their sub-four-second 0-60 mph instances are very shut. Perhaps Ford might do an OTA replace with the Mach-E GT someday sooner or later in order that it supplies energy for simply that little bit longer?

Watch these Mustang’s battle it out within the video under


Khris Bharath

Khris Bharath

Khris is a basic automotive aficionado and adores his Jags and Alfas, though he retains tabs on all the pieces from tremendous exotics like an previous EB 110 to the newest from Lucid. Components One may be very near his coronary heart, and he diligently makes time to tune in for the Grand Prix on Sundays. Khris additionally loves his highway journeys and he prefers stick shift over an Auto any day.  Learn full bio

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