If every electric car could perform like the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and the Polestar 2 Long Range with the Performance Package, we’d be waving goodbye to the fossil fuel era today. Both EVs combine high-car performance with everyday practicality.
Almost 500 horsepower in a commercial vehicle… It wasn’t that long ago that the best sedans loved BMW M5 in Audi RS6 The exotic V10 had to be shoehorned to get more power.
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In that case, the transition to electric propulsion does much more than just eliminate CO2 emissions. Because with nearly 500 horsepower under your accelerator foot, you only have to hit the pedal to dishonorably humiliate the once-great BMW M5 and Audi RS 6 from six years ago. In cars costing 67,000 to 83,000 euros, about half of what the fat Germans cost at the time.
2000 kg electric SUVs
Now we have to add that you only get a lot of power in the more expensive top models of the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Polestar 2. Versions that you would lose a lot in the range if there was not a big and heavy battery pack on the bottom was processed. And therefore, the weight of the car soon increases more than 2000 kg … This shows that these houses of electric power. One trick pony are, who can only go forward with effort.
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We have our test track available all day to explore the merits and demerits of the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT with 487 hp and 860 Nm and the Polestar 2 Long Range with the Performance package (476 hp and 680 Nm).
Mustang Mach-E and Polestar 2 acceleration figures
Considering their high weight, both test cars deliver impressive acceleration. They reach 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds. If you then put your heel on the right pedal, the Polestar will fly past the 150 km/h barrier in 8.8 seconds.
After the electric start, the 130-kilogram Ford has more trouble keeping the power running, and it reaches 150 km/h after 11.1 seconds. Later, other factors begin to play a role in these electric fighter jets, such as power management and battery pack temperature management. It is not for nothing that both cars have a maximum speed limit that exceeds 200 km / h.
Polestar more economical than Ford
You don’t have to think about switching. Electric motors on the front and rear axles transfer their power directly to the wheels. The way Polestar and Ford do it, however, is a night and day difference. The Polestar responds to the accelerator pedal like a messy Pekingese with a child’s hand. With the Performance package, which increases the electric power from 408 hp to 476 hp, the Polestar 2 does what it promises: to deliver excellent performance.
Despite its high output of 487 horsepower, the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT is more than a simple touring machine.
We also find the Polestar 2 to be the lightest car during our practical tests. We see an average of 24.1 kWh/100 km. This means we get 311 kilometers out of the 75 kWh that the full net provides for the drive unit. Ford can use 91 kWh on a full battery.
Want to know how the Mustang Mach-E GT and Polestar 2 Long Range Performance fare in terms of range, space and comfort? The full test, including all measurement data, is logged Automatic inspection 5/2023.