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Ford is expanding its Mustang electric vehicle aspirations even further with its new Mach-E GT Performance Edition.

Powering the top-spec GT Performance Edition is the same 98.8kWh (gross) lithium-ion battery pack and dual electric motor configuration as the ‘regular’ GT, though revised electric motors “drawing more power from [the] battery pack” up outputs from the GT’s 358kW/830Nm to a punchier 358kW/860Nm.

When the variant hits US stores in mid 2021 it will be available with standard and extended range battery options with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive powered by permanent magnet motors.

Equipped with an extended range battery and rear-wheel drive, Ford claims a targeted EPA range of 378km, which is slightly lower to the standard GT’s 402km estimate.

“Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition not only gives you the added performance you expect from the GT name, but accentuates the thrill with the responsiveness of an all-electric powertrain,” the manufacturer said in a statement.

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition will go on sale in the US alongside its GT sibling late in the northern summer of 2021 (likely July or August).

Sadly given Ford’s reluctance to bring the wider Mustang Mach-E range to Australia, it’s highly unlikely we’ll see the GT Performance Edition here either.