2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1
The limited-edition, high-performance Ford Mustang Mach 1 will be available to customers in Europe for the first time ever. Making its European debut at Goodwood SpeedWeek in front of a global virtual audience, the Mustang Mach 1 is claimed to be the best-handling production Mustang ever offered to customers in Europe. Performance is boosted to a level worthy of the iconic Mach 1 moniker with enhanced aerodynamics, a specially calibrated 480bhp and 420ft-lb of torque, 5.0-litre V8 engine and uprated cooling for improved track capability.
The Mach 1 is also the first production Mustang in Europe available with a high-performance Tremec six-speed manual transmission (as used in the GT350) featuring rev-matching technology for seamless downshifts and an upgraded oil-cooler system for high-demand performance driving. Customers can alternatively specify Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission, featuring an upgraded oil cooler and recalibrated software for optimized performance in road and track driving conditions.
A unique suspension set-up further enhances road performance and track-readiness. Specially calibrated MagneRide dampers and bespoke springs, anti-roll bars and bush specifications deliver improved control and response under high cornering loads. Retuned electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) software enables the Mach 1 to offer the most precise steering of any Mustang in Europe. The result is the fastest production Mustang around a track ever offered to customers in Europe.
In addition to its performance credentials, the Mustang Mach 1 brings exterior design that recalls the iconic Mach 1 Mustangs of the Sixties and Seventies, with bold bonnet and side stripes, performance-derived body styling and unique 19-inch alloy wheels. The limited-edition model is available in a unique set of eight body colour, stripe and contrast-line combinations, echoing the distinctive design of the original car. Each Mustang Mach 1 is individually numbered with a distinctive plaque according to its build order.
“The original Mach 1 delivered the ultimate in production Mustang performance and proved itself with success in motorsport,” said Matthias Tonn, Mustang Mach 1 chief programme engineer for Europe. “The new Mach 1 is the most capable Mustang ever to reach Europe, with track-ready ability and a unique style that is more than worthy of wearing such a legendary badge.” To celebrate the launch of the Mustang Mach 1, Ford has created a world-first interactive experience through which users can create their own short video using an online app. Users can choose the colour of their Mach 1 and their preferred camera angles to create a unique, short video that they can share on social media. The app also offers users an augmented reality experience, enabling them to ‘place’ a digital Mustang Mach 1 in a real-world environment. To try the interactive experience, go to www. fordmustangmach1ar.com
Grabber Yellow. Retro paint job.Tremec six-speed ’box available. 480bhp 5.0-litre V8 motor.