After 17 long years, Ford has revealed the all-new Mustang Mach 1 limited edition fastback coupe. Ford aims to bridge the gap between Mustang GT and Shelby through new Mustang Mach 1.
Packing a specially calibrated 5.0-liter V8 engine that has a projected 480 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 569Nm of torque at 4,600 rpm, Mach 1 is a fitting celebration of a nameplate born more than 50 years ago. Mach 1 comes standard with a Tremec 3160 6-speed manual transmission from the Shelby GT350.
Mach 1’s grille harkens back to the original with a deep 3-D mesh, shark-nosed section and faux lamp elements. Flanking the fascia are new side grilles below each turn signal lamp. A low-gloss Magnetic pony badge is centered on the grille. Low-gloss magnetic and black accents throughout the vehicle provide a premium look while staying true to Mach 1’s bold, muscular heritage, including low-gloss Magnetic mirror caps and rear spoiler.
With a larger unique front splitter, new front wheel lip moldings, low-gloss Magnetic swing spoiler with a Gurney flap and rear tire spats the Mach 1 has a downforce of 22 percent more than a Mustang GT.A new underbelly pan, the vehicle’s most aerodynamically important upgrade, extends 20 inches further rearward than on a Mustang GT Performance Pack to smooth and increase the airflow under the front of the car. Large under wing features in the belly pan increase downforce, while special belly pan airfoils in the brake cooling ramps improve downforce and assist the brake cooling flow – a first for Mustang.
To improve ride and handling, Mach 1 features the latest MagneRide calibration, a stiffer steering I-shaft, new EPAS calibration, stiffer sway bars and front springs, a brake booster from the Mustang GT Performance Pack Level 2, 9.5-inch/10-inch split fitment wheels with Michelin PS4 tires, a rear subframe with stiffer bushings and a rear toe-link from Shelby GT500.
The interior features a unique Dark Spindrift instrument panel with aluminum accents. Ebony seats with an accent stripe hint at Mach 1 heritage in cars equipped with a leather interior. Other interior upgrades include new door sill plates, an updated splash screen on the 12.3-inch all-LCD instrument cluster, a white cue ball shift knob, and engraved badging that displays the vehicle’s unique chassis number.
Buyers opting for Appearance Package can get Mach 1 exclusive Fighter Jet Gray shade on the exterior and Satin Black side and hood stripes with reflective accent stripes in any of three colors: Red, White and Orange.
2021 Mustang Mach 1 deliveries will start in the third quarter of 2021