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.
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.