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One version of the electric Ford Mustang Mach-E is already sold out

Ford ruffled more than a few feathers when it decided to call its first purpose-designed electric car the Mustang Mach-E. While some argue it’s not worthy of wearing the hallowed Mustang nameplate, its target audience doesn’t seem to mind one bit, and one of the five Mach-E variants announced during the model’s unveiling is already sold out.

The trim-level hierarchy include five models named Select, Premium, California Route 1, First Edition, and GT, respectively. The Blue Oval’s official website notes that every First Edition model has already been spoken for. It sounds like a limited-edition model, and it might be, but Ford chose not to disclose how many units of the model it will make. It might cap production after manufacturing a predetermined number of First Edition variants, or it might build the model for a certain amount of time. We’ve reached out to the company to learn more, and we’ll update this story if we hear back.

The First Edition model will, as its name implies, be the first off the assembly line when production starts in late 2020. Motorists who paid a premium for it secured an early spot in line. It stands out from the other trim levels thanks to brake calipers painted red, brushed aluminum caps on the brake and the accelerator pedals, contrast stitching on the seats, and a scuff plate labeled First Edition. It will take a well-trained eye to tell the model apart from the other Mach-E models.

The specifications sheet lists all-wheel drive thanks to a pair of electric motors, 333 horsepower, 417 pound-feet of torque and up to 270 miles of driving range from the bigger of the two available battery packs. These numbers make it one of the most potent Mach-E models. The GT boasts 459 hp and 612 lb-ft. of torque, but its range drops to 250 miles.

Ford charged $59,900 for the First Edition before destination and available federal incentives were factored in. That figure made it one of the most expensive Mach-E variants in the range. The entry-level Select starts at $43,895, and the range-topping GT carries a base price of $60,500. Officials have previously hinted they can’t wait to make a quicker, better-handling model that delivers Shelby-like performance, so there’s space to expand the lineup towards the top.

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