Ford finally confirmed the presence of Mach 1 which will be sold in 2021 as the fastest variant of the Ford Mustang. Long been a rumor, the Ford Mustang Mach 1 officially returned to the Mustang line-up for the 2021 model year. This was confirmed by Ford, who released an iconic variant of the Mustang teaser while being tested.
Dave Pericak, a Director of Ford Icons has said, Mach 1 is a special place in the history of Ford Mustang, and it’s time for that special edition to be at the top of our performance line-up with the 5.0L V8 engine, and meet the demands of Mustang fans who want much better power, precision driving, and value as a collection car.
Ford Mustang Mach 1 2021 Review and Specifications
The front face changes
From the official spyshot from the Blue Oval manufacturer, it is seen that the Ford Mustang Mach 1 comes with a different front appearance from the other Mustang line-ups. In the grille, you can find two holes each one on each side, with a mesh pattern on the trapezoid-shaped grille.
Moving to the bottom, the side vents come in a larger size than the GT model. In the middle there is also air intake, although only some of it is functioning, with a splitter located at the bottom.
Peering into the interior, we see a roll cage and sportseat Sparco brand inside. However, we feel this setup is too extreme to be present in the production version, even for high-performance variants of the Ford Mustang Mach 1 caliber.
Turning to the back, Mustang Mach 1 uses a spoiler that has a fairly steep angle. In addition, there is also a fairly large diffuser which further strengthens the aggressive aura. Likewise with the four-hole exhaust with a very large diameter, it looks very intimidating. Mustang Mach 1 rim black finish matte, and behind it there is a big brake kit (BBK) made by Brembo, the rim is wrapped in high performance tires Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2.
Tighter than a Bullitt Mustang
At present, the Bullitt Mustang is the fastest performance variant with 480 HP of power produced from a 5.0L V8 engine, after which only the GT produces 460 HP. And if we refer to the above statement, Mustang Mach 1 will come with more superior power than Bullitt, maybe 500 HP?
In terms of styling and handling, Mach 1 managed to look unique, even compared to other Ford Mustang line-ups, said Ted Ryan who is a Heritage Brand Manager of Ford Archives. For the launch time, Ford has not revealed specifically, besides Mach 1 will be included in the Ford Mustang 2021 line-up. Likely, this car will be present before the end of the year.