Ford confirms Mustang Mach 1 to slot between GT and Shelby models

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An exciting time for motoring aficionados, Ford confirms production of the Mustang Mach 1 and its objective to fill up a hole in the pony car’s line-up between the affordable GT and the more extreme Shelby GT350. The iconic ‘Mach 1’ nameplate returns on the 2021 Mustang, which Ford teases as “the epitome of naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 performance in a new golden age of power.”

Dave Pericak, Director at Ford Icons, said: “Mach 1 has a special place in Mustang history, and it’s time for this special edition to claim the top spot in our 5.0-liter V8 performance lineup and reward our most hardcore Mustang enthusiasts who demand that next level of power, precision and collectability.”

Ford Mustang Mach 1

Although Ford is not revealing much, they have said that the Mustang Mach 1 will be the “most track-ready 5.0-liter Mustang ever.” The teaser images reveal a more aggressive bumper and two circular air intakes (or fog light holes) in the grille – harking back to the original 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1.  The rearview is equally exciting with a sizeable spoiler and massive quad exhausts flanking the diffuser. Upon closer inspection, big red Brembo calipers can be seen behind the 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 305/30 ZR19 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 performance tires.

As for power, we can expect the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 powered Mustang Mach 1 to deliver in the region of 500 horsepower, which could make sense since some claim the Mach 1 will effectively replace the 480 horsepower, Mustang Bullitt. Whether that is true or not, we will have to wait and watch; all that we can say for now is that we’re extremely excited!

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