Ford has announced that its new electric Mustang Mach-E GT is available to order now, priced from £67,725.

The Mustang Mach-E arrived in showrooms earlier this year as the brand’s first standalone EV – boasting styling inspired by its muscle cars of the past, but with a modern twist. Ford has previously shown off a new Tesla-rivalling ‘GT’ model, which offers a sportier driving experience and greater performance, with this model now available to buy.

Powered by twin electric motors that enable four-wheel-drive, the Mach-E GT produces 480bhp and 860Nm of torque, with the latter figure the most of any Ford road car ever produced. The firm says it can also sprint from 0-60mph in just 3.5 seconds, a figure capable of rivalling some supercars. A large 88kWh battery is also fitted, which is said to enable a range of 310 miles, while 150kW rapid charging capability means the battery can be topped from 10 to 80 per cent in roughly 45 minutes.

It comes with adaptive sports suspension as standard, along with performance Brembo brakes. The model is also said to offer more bias to the rear wheels than other models, while specially-developed tyres are said to be able to ‘distribute the extreme torque to the road surface’.

It also features a special ‘Untamed Plus’ driving mode, which sets the car up as if it’s set to be driving on a track, as well as restricting some of the traction and stability controls for a more enjoyable driving experience.

Other changes for the GT include its standard-fit 20-inch alloy wheels, while inside Ford Performance sports seats are fitted. Grabber Blue and Cyber Orange paint colours are also exclusive to the GT, as is its dark grey 3D-effect grille.

Geert van Noyen, manager of vehicle dynamics at Ford of Europe, said: “The Mustang Mach-E GT demonstrates the true potential for all-electric powertrains to dial up the fun-to-drive experience.

“This is a refined, premium specification five-seater SUV with the acceleration of a supercar and zero tailpipe emissions – a combination that was the stuff of dreams when I started my career as a car engineer 30 years ago.”

The Mustang Mach-E GT is available to order now, with first deliveries expected before the end of the year.