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CHARGING FORWARD Steeda compares the Mustang Mach-E to its gas-powered cousins

CHARGING FORWARD

Steeda compares the Mustang Mach-E to its gas-powered cousins

Since the Fox era, Steeda embraced every platform by developing performance upgrades as a result of testing. That hasn’t changed.

In fact, the company recently borrowed a Mustang Mach-E and Mustang Mach-E GT from YouTuber Sergio Rodriguez so it could learn more about the electric Mustangs and begin its parts development for these cars.  

To learn more about the Mach-E, the Steeda team spent several days driving the cars, but the highlights of the research included taking the Mach-E GT to both a slalom course and a drag strip. In those environments, the Mach-E went up against a Mustang GT with the Performance Pack option and a Shelby GT350, respectively.

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On the slalom, the gas-powered pony came out on top, besting the electric stallion by 9 miles per hour, with the Mach-E topping out at 71 mph and the Mustang GT PP1 racing up to 80 mph.  

“Two totally different ways to get through the slalom when it comes to extra weight but immediate torque, but the Mustang GT’s lighter and more nimble and able to get through those cones a lot better simply because it’s over a thousand pounds less in comparison,” Chris Cervenka, Director of Marketing at Steeda, explained.

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On the drag strip, it was a bit of a surprise as the Mach-E GT ran slightly quicker than the Shelby GT350 with a 12.56 to a 12.60, despite its factory limitation of only five seconds of maximum acceleration. The company even pitted the two Mach-Es against one another, with the GT taking the easy win on the 1,320.

“So Ford if you're out there and you’re listening, we want all the torque,” Scott Boda, Director of Manufacturing at Steeda, said. “Let us run it out the back door. I mean that would be incredible.”

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Seeing what the aftermarket has in store for these cars will bear watching. So far, Steeda has developed a strut-tower brace and an adjustable rear sway bar. For more on those parts, you can check out the company’s full list of Mustang Mach-E products HERE.

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