Ford has brought back the famous Mach 1 nameplate for a new special edition of the Mustang that gets higher power, track focussed chassis setup and bespoke styling. The company told that the new Mustang Mach 1 bridges the gap between the standard Mustang and the high performance GT350 and GT500.
Mustang Mach 1 Exterior and Interior
The new Mustang Mach 1 comes with a latest iteration set apart from the standard car with a performance-oriented bodywork package, the most noticeable element of which is the bespoke ‘Shark-Nosed’ front-end. They designed it for optimum aerodynamic efficiency and features mock retro style light designs, a unique 3D grille, and new air intakes.
It has extended underbody’s chassis tray; the improvements mean the Mach 1 offers 22% more downforce than a Mustang GT with the performance pack. Low-gloss trim elements, including the mirror caps, badges and spoiler, are provided to give a premium look, and an implied set of 19-inch, five spoke aluminium wheels are inspired by the Magnum 500 parts worn by the original Mach 1.
The interior is identical to that of the standard model, save for aluminium trim accents, new door sill plates, a white ‘cue ball’ shift knob and engraved badging throughout.
Engine and Performance
Ford Mustang Mach 1 is powered by an updated version of the Mustang’s 5.0-litre V8 engine that produces 480hp of peak power and 570Nm of peak torque. It also borrowed an intake manifold, oil filter and oil cooler adapter from the Shelby GT350.
Same as the standard Mustang, the Mach 1 delivers its power to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox equipped with rev-matching, and mated to the short-throw gear rod and twin-disc clutch from the Mustang GT. A 10-speed automatic gearbox comes in an optional variant.
The Mustang Mach 1 performance figures are yet to be confirmed. The Mechanical and Aerodynamic tweaks on the Mach 1 helps to comfortably beat the standard Mustang model’s 0-100kmph in 4.3-sec and 250kmph top speed.
Mustang Mach 1 Availability
Buyers can opt for an optional appearance package can have their car painted in a bespoke shade ‘Fighter Jet Grey’, and can specify reflective bonnet and side stripes in red, orange or white. Standard colours include Race Red, Twister Orange and Grabber Yellow.
The Ford Mustang Mach 1 is all set to go on sale in 2021 internationally. In the Indian market, Ford is planning to launch the face-lifted Mustang later this year and this will be followed by its all-electric sibling, the Mach E, later in 2021.