Mustang Types: From Electric to Mach 1

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Mustang Types: From Electric to Mach 1

Mustang’s history dates back to 1964. Ford surprised everyone with the long hood and short deck as other car manufacturers took a different approach. We now have various Mustang types, with each new generation offering an upgrade of its predecessor.

Additionally, Ford announced that they are working on a seventh-generation Mustang, anticipated to be released in 2024. Also, Ford plans to construct a $3.5 billion battery plant to boost EV production. 

In this article, we’ll review different Mustang types, including each model’s design, performance, seating capacity, and price. Let’s get to it!

Mustang Types: Side-by-Side Comparison

EcoBoostEcoBoost Premium
Top Speed (mph)145 mph145 mph
Acceleration (0-60 mph)5.1 seconds5.05 seconds
Torque (lb.-ft. @ RPM)350 @ 3,000rpm350 @ 3,000rpm
Transmission6-speed manual, 10-speed auto6-speed manual, 10-speed auto
Seating Capacity44
Mustang EcoBoost High-Performance PackMustang GT
Top Speed (mph)155 mph155 mph
Acceleration (0-60 mph)4 seconds4.4 seconds
Torque (lb.-ft. @ RPM)350 @ 3,000rpm410 @ 4,600rpm
Transmission6-speed manual, 10-speed auto6-speed manual, 10-speed auto
Seating Capacity44
Mustang GT PremiumMustang GT Performance Pack
Top Speed (mph)155 mph155 mph
Acceleration (0-60 mph)4.2 seconds4.2 seconds
Torque (lb.-ft. @ RPM)410 @ 4,600rpm420 @ 4,600rpm
Transmission6-speed manual, 10-speed auto6-speed manual, 10-speed auto
Seating Capacity44
Mach 1Mach 1 Premium
Top Speed (mph)168 mph168 mph
Acceleration (0-60 mph)4.5 seconds4.2 seconds
Torque (lb.-ft. @ RPM)410 @ 4,600rpm410 @ 4,600rpm
Transmission6-speed manual, 10-speed auto6-speed manual, 10-speed auto
Seating Capacity44
2022 Shelby GT500Mach-E
Top Speed (mph)180 mph112 mph
Acceleration (0-60 mph)3.3 seconds5.8 seconds
Torque (lb.-ft. @ RPM)625317
Transmission7-speed dual-clutchSingle-speed motor
Seating Capacity45
Mach-E California Route 1Mustang Mach-E Premium
Top Speed (mph)114 mph114 mph
Acceleration (0-60 mph)4.8 seconds5.8 seconds
Torque (lb.-ft. @ RPM)428428
TransmissionSingle-speed dual motorSingle-speed dual motor
Seating Capacity55
Mustang Mach-E GTMustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition
Top Speed (mph)120 mph120 mph
Acceleration (0-60 mph)3.8 seconds3.5 seconds
Torque (lb.-ft. @ RPM)600634
TransmissionSingle-speed dual motorSingle-speed dual motor
Seating Capacity55

Mustang EcoBoost

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The standard Mustang EcoBoost is powered by a 2.3-liter turbocharged engine.

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The average person may assume that all Mustangs have similar designs, as most have a long hood and a short deck. They also have the Mustang horse logo at the front, which is the company’s trademark. However, Ford always tweaks previous Mustang designs to ensure new models do not become monotonous. 

Let’s now talk about performance. For one, this Mustang is an EcoBoost vehicle, meaning it is fuel efficient despite the car’s 2.3-liter engine. The base EcoBoost model has 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft torque. The car accelerates from 0 to 60mph in 5.1 seconds and hits a top speed of 145mph.

You can buy the Mustang EcoBoost for $27,770. Ford has also released two variations of the Mustang EcoBoost: Premium and High-Performance Pack models. Let’s review their specs.

Mustang EcoBoost Premium

The Mustang EcoBoost Premium has an exquisite interior design, including ample leg room for its seating capacity. It also has more than 10 cubic feet of trunk space to carry your luggage.

Regarding performance, the EcoBoost Premium has a 2.3-liter engine and 310 hp. This isn’t bad for such a high-end machine. The car’s 350lb-ft torque at 3,000 RPM makes the EcoBoost Premium one of the most powerful subcompact cars. Surprisingly, the car is quite affordable as it will cost you $32,795.

Mustang EcoBoost High-Performance Pack

The High-Performance Pack is part of the EcoBoost family and has a similar design to the main Mustang EcoBoost. The car also has a 2.3-liter engine, similar to other Mustang EcoBoost cars.

However, the car differs from other models when accounting for engine power. With 330 hp, you can rely on this car’s road performance. Lastly, the Mustang EcoBoost High-Performance Pack has a top speed of 155 mph and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in roughly four seconds, which is super-fast. All in all, this car costs $35,015. 

Mustang GT

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Fifth-generation GT models sported a 32-valve 5.0 L engine, also known as the “Coyote.”

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Next is the Mustang GT. Interestingly, this is one of the most known Mustang types. The Mustang GT’s front design isn’t different from other Mustangs, so don’t expect a new concept with this model. For example, the car can only accommodate four people, like other Mustang models. 

So, what about the performance? The Mustang GT’s V8 engine is responsible for the car’s top-tier performance on the road. You will move from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and hit a maximum speed of 155 mph.

The car also has cruise control and emergency brake assist features for improved road safety. The standard Mustang GT will cost you at least $38,345. Besides the base model, you can also get the Premium and Performance Pack versions of the Mustang GT. They are discussed below.

Mustang GT Premium

Ford has a knack for manufacturing vehicles with similar designs but different specs. For example, this Mustang has a similar design to the standard GT but has better performance specs.

The car’s 5.0L V8 engine gives it 450 hp power and 410 lb-ft torque. The car has a top speed of 155 mph and accelerates from 0-60 miles in 4.2 seconds.

The Mustang GT Premium’s engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transition gearbox optimized for quick response, especially during acceleration. Considering the GT Premium’s power, the car is fitted with Brembo six-piston front brake calipers for safe braking and deceleration even at high speeds. This car will set you back $43,365.

Mustang GT Performance Pack

Next on our list is the Mustang GT Performance pack, an upgrade of the base Mustang GT. Like the standard and Premium GTs, this Mustang uses a V8 engine. It generates 460 hp and 420lb-ft of power.

The car has a top speed of 155 mph and accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds. This Mustang GT’s cost depends on the performance pack you choose.

Mustang Mach 1

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The Mustang Mach 1 debuted in 1969.

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The Mach 1 borrows elements from the Mustang GT and the Shelby to meet its sporty design. Some unique features include its lower and front upper grilles. The car is also fitted with Ford’s Co-Pilot360 Technology that automatically runs the wipers when it rains or snows. 

Regarding performance, Mach 1 shares some similarities with the Mustang GT. For example, it has a 5.0L V8 engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission gear system.

This gives the car 470hp and 410 lb-ft torque. It also has a top speed of 168 mph and accelerates 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. Given its high performance, it is surprising that this Mach 1 will only cost you $56,570.

Mustang Mach 1 Premium

Like with the Mustang EcoBoost and GT, Ford also released a Premium model of the Mach 1. It has similar performance specs to the base version, but its aesthetics may convince you to upgrade to the Mach 1 Premium.

For one, the rims are exquisite. You can get the standard 19″ X 9.5″ (F) 19″ X 10″ (R) or optional 19″ x 10.5″ (F) 19″ x 11″ (R) rims, with the latter coming with the handling package. The Mach 1 Premium’s rear side is also different due to the spoiler.

Ford has also upgraded the Mach 1 Premium’s interior. For example, the seats have a memory function, meaning you don’t have to adjust your seat manually even when sharing the car. The aesthetic changes to the Premium model increase the price to $58,665.

Mustang Shelby

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The 2024 Ford Mustang Shelby features the highest horsepower 5.0L Coyote V8 engine.

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The Mustang Shelby is largely considered a beast, given its high performance. It is also unique; its front design and large headlights differentiate it from other Mustangs. The Mustang Shelby also has a large rear spoiler, complementing its sporty look.

Let’s review its performance. The car’s 5.0L V8 engine produces 760hp and 625 lb-ft. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in roughly 3.3 seconds. It doesn’t stop there; you can cruise on the highway with the Shelby and reach a maximum speed of 180 mph. Unsurprisingly, given its performance and sporty design, the car costs $79,420.

Mustang Mach-E

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The Mustang Mach-E has three driving modes: Active, Whisper, and Untamed.

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Many people are often surprised that Ford makes electric cars. We had to include the Mach-E, though it’s not your typical Mustang. Design-wise, Ford takes a different approach with EVs, altering their iconic subcompact Mustang design. 

Ford continues to make high-performance cars even with their electric models. Packing a 70kWh battery, this car has a driving range of 247 miles. It also accelerates from 0 to 60mph in 5.8 seconds and has a top speed of 112 mph.

The Mustang Mach-E is priced at $45,995, which is reasonable considering EVs from other brands. Below are other variations of the Mustang Mach-E.

Mustang Mach-E California Route 1

The next electric car on our list is the Mach-E California Route 1. The car has a similar design to the Mustang Mach-E; you can easily mistake the two. But how does it differ from the Mach-E? Well, it all comes down to performance.

Thanks to this EV’s 91kWh battery, you can drive it for 312 miles on a single charge. As for power, this EV generates 346hp and 428lb-ft torque. The California Route 1 accelerates from 0 to 60mph in 4.8 seconds. It also has a top speed of 112 mph. Generally, this SUV will cost you $57,995.

Mustang Mach-E Premium

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The Mach-E Premium trim has an extended-range battery, more powerful fast-charging capability, and more.

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Ford released a Premium version of the Mach-E, as with other Mustang models. The main upgrade in this EV is the cabin. However, you may miss the difference in cabin design until you look closely.

The Mach-E Premium comes with a 91kWh battery, giving you a range of 310 miles. It also has 266hp horsepower and 428 lb-ft torque. The car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds and has a top speed of 112 mph.

The standard Mustang Mach-E Premium will cost you $50,995. However, you may end up paying extra for optional upgrades.

Mustang Mach-E GT

The Mach-E GT is the electric version of the classic Mustang GT. However, unlike the standard GT’s subcompact design, the Mach-E GT is an SUV. The Mach-E GT packs a 91kWh battery that provides at least 270 miles of range.

The battery also sufficiently powers the car’s 480hp and 600 lb-ft. The Mach-E GT accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 120 mph. It will cost you $63,995 to own the 2023 Mustang Mach-E GT.

Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition

The Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition has a similar design to the base Mach-E GT. However, this Performance Edition has bigger wheels and better suspension. Simply put, it’s an upgrade from the Mach-E GT.

The car’s performance is also impressive. Packing an extended-range battery, the car’s output is 634lb-ft and 480hp. The car also accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and has a maximum speed of 120mph.

Surprisingly, the Mach-E GT Performance Edition has a range of 250 miles, which is underwhelming compared to other Mach-E models. The Mach-E GT Performance Edition will cost you at least $69,095.


You now have an idea of the different Mustang types. Some models, like the GT and Shelby, have been produced for several decades. In contrast, Ford started releasing the Mach-E models in late 2020.

Most Mustangs have similar designs, with a few tweaks to differentiate them. The difference is mainly in their performance, as Ford releases standard and performance versions. All in all, Mustang enthusiasts have a wide range of cars to choose from, so finding their preferred models and versions shouldn’t be too hard.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you charge your electric Mustang at home?

Yes, you can charge your Mustang Mach-E SUV at home, like other EVs. The EVs are compatible with most Level 1 and Level 2 chargers.

Which is the fastest Mustang?

The Shelby is the fastest Mustang, with a maximum speed of 180 mph and acceleration from 0 to 60mph in 3.3 seconds.

Which is the best electric Mustang?

The Mustang Mach-E GT is arguably the best EV, balancing range and power. It packs a 91kWh battery, giving you a driving range of 270 miles and 480 horsepower.

Is the Mustang EcoBoost Premium a good car?

Yes, the Mustang EcoBoost offers good value for money. It accelerates to 60 mph in only 5.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 145mph. The car also has 310hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. 

How much does the Mustang GT cost?

You’ll need $38,345 to buy the Mustang GT. However, this is the base model’s price. The premium and high-performance versions will cost you more.

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