BREAKING: 2021 Mustang Mach 1 Confirmed as the Most Track Capable 5.0L V8 Mustang Ever!

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The full pictures released yesterday On Motor1 are pretty good. Not a fan of hood, but it’s iconic.
Funny, they didn’t carry over lower front edges. They have now made 350, 500, and Mach 1 with a different front.
This Seems to confirm Ford regrets the gawd aweful front edge.
This is like the 2010 rear lights. Gone quickly. Easy to change out lights with low cost.
I’m happy the M1 is more subtle in the front.





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Return of the Mach! Limited-Edition Mach 1 is Pinnacle of Mustang 5.0-Liter V8 Style and Performance • 480 horsepower limited-edition Mach 1 sets a new standard of 5.0-liter V8 track-ready performance in the Mustang lineup while celebrating original model’s aggressive aerodynamic and handling enhancements

• Six-speed manual transmission from Ford Performance and an available 10-speed automatic transmission provides capability on and off the track; available Handling Package delivers even more on-track

• Exterior styling cues include a new front fascia and grilles for both improved cooling and aerodynamics; low-gloss magnetic and black accents as well as hood and side-body stripes with reflective surfaces celebrate Mach 1 heritage dating back more than five decades


DEARBORN, Mich., June 16, 2020 – After a 17-year hiatus, the all-new Mustang Mach 1 fastback coupe makes its world premiere – becoming the modern pinnacle of style, handling and 5.0-liter V-8 pony car performance.

“Bold styling, great acceleration and speed – Mach 1 says it all,” said Jim Farley, Ford’s chief operating officer. “This is one of those special Mustangs that truly brings a smile to the faces of our owners, enthusiasts and fans – including me – so there’s never been a better time to bring back Mach 1 and have it go global too.”

Ford’s quest for speed began with Henry Ford in 1901 and the company’s roots within aerospace only furthered its desire to deliver quicker, faster and more powerful vehicles. Calling back Chuck Yeager’s feat becoming the first to break the sound barrier – Mach 1 – Ford delivered its original Mach 1 in 1969, setting 295 speed and endurance records in its first model year at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Thanks to its added handling capability, Mach 1 teams earned back-to-back SCCA Manufacturer’s Rally Championships in 1969 and 1970.

Like the original, the all-new Mach 1 bridges the gap between Mustang GT and Shelby® models, delivering V-8 power, unique functional aerodynamic enhancements, competition-capable suspension upgrades and a driver-focused cockpit.

All-new Mach 1 muscle The all-new Mustang Mach 1 becomes the most track-capable 5.0-liter Mustang ever, courtesy of a newly designed front end, plus Ford Performance parts from Mustang Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 models and an available Handling Package for greater at-limit handling.

Packing a specially calibrated 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 480 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 420 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,600 rpm, Mach 1 is a fitting celebration of a nameplate born more than 50 years ago.


For news releases, related materials and high-resolution photos and video, visit www.media.ford.com.

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Integrated into the Mach 1 engine are revised Shelby GT350 components including the intake manifold, oil filter adapter and engine oil cooler, increasing engine oil cooling capability by 50 percent.

The all-new version leans on decades of Ford Performance learnings, wearing a uniquely crafted front end for aerodynamic efficiency and a host of Ford Performance parts that help celebrate its iconic heritage. Mach 1 comes standard with a Tremec™ 3160 6-speed manual transmission from the Shelby GT350. For the first time, Ford has outfitted the system with revmatching and the transmission is paired with the GT350 oil cooler system and Mustang GT’s twin-disc clutch and short-throw shifter.

Drivers can also opt for an available 10-speed SelectShift™ automatic transmission with an upgraded torque converter and unique calibration that enables optimizing torque capability, shift character and overall enhanced performance. A second air-to-oil cooler increases cooling capacity by 75 percent.

Recapturing Mach 1 style The all-new Mach 1’s grille harkens back to the original with a deep 3-D mesh, shark-nosed section and faux lamp elements. Flanking the fascia are new side grilles below each turn signal lamp. A low-gloss Magnetic pony badge is centered on the grille. Low-gloss magnetic and black accents throughout the vehicle provide a premium look while staying true to Mach 1’s bold, muscular heritage, including low-gloss Magnetic mirror caps and rear spoiler.

New 19-inch x 9.5-inch, and 19-inch x 10-inch five-spoke Tarnished Dark-painted aluminum wheels are a modern version of the classic Magnum 500 style wheels. Handling Package vehicles come standard with unique, wider 19-inch x 10.5-inch front, and 19-inch x 11-inch rear Tarnished Dark-painted aluminum wheels.

The Handling Package – exclusively available with the Tremec™ 3160 6-speed manual transmission – also includes a larger unique higher downforce front splitter, new front wheel lip moldings, and a low-gloss Magnetic swing spoiler with a Gurney flap and rear tire spats from Shelby GT500.

Satin Black side and hood stripes are included with reflective accent stripes in any of three colors: Red, White and Orange (Appearance Package only). Exterior color options include the Mach 1 exclusive Fighter Jet Gray (Appearance Package only), as well as Iconic Silver, Shadow Black, Oxford White, Velocity Blue, Twister Orange, Race Red and Grabber Yellow.

The interior features a unique Dark Spindrift instrument panel with aluminum accents. Ebony seats with an accent stripe hint at Mach 1 heritage in cars equipped with a leather interior. Other interior upgrades include new door sill plates, an updated splash screen on the 12.3-inch allLCD instrument cluster, a white cue ball shift knob, and engraved badging that displays the vehicle’s unique chassis number.

Mach 1: Built to perform The Mach 1 engineering and design teams worked in tandem to develop a front end unique to the Mach 1 persona that also meets the high aerodynamic demands of the engine, transmission and braking systems.



For news releases, related materials and high-resolution photos and video, visit www.media.ford.com.

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A new two-piece upper grille, lower grille and valance, and new side grilles, all contribute to Mach 1’s signature look and more demanding aero and cooling performance requirements.

A front splitter optimized to the fascia shape improves track performance and provides a more aggressive appearance, while a matched rear spoiler works in concert to create ideal lift balance. Mach 1 features 22 percent more downforce than a Mustang GT with Performance Pack Level 1 and the downforce improvement jumps to approximately 150 percent with the Handling Package.

To enhance track endurance, the team added two side heat exchangers – one to cool engine oil, the other transmission oil – as well as a rear axle cooling system and lower diffuser from Shelby GT500.

A new underbelly pan, the vehicle’s most aerodynamically important upgrade, extends 20 inches further rearward than on a Mustang GT Performance Pack to smooth and increase the airflow under the front of the car. Large underwing features in the belly pan increase downforce, while special belly pan airfoils in the brake cooling ramps improve downforce and assist the brake cooling flow – a first for Mustang.

To improve ride and handling, Mach 1 features the latest MagneRide calibration, a stiffer steering I-shaft, new EPAS calibration, stiffer sway bars and front springs, a brake booster from the Mustang GT Performance Pack Level 2, 9.5-inch/10-inch split fitment wheels with Michelin PS4 tires, a rear subframe with stiffer bushings and a rear toe-link from Shelby GT500.

The all-new and limited-edition 2021 Mustang Mach 1 will arrive in U.S. and Canadian Ford dealerships in the spring of 2021.
 

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To be fair another parts bin special. Wonder if the diff, oil and trans coolers will make they way to the FP Catalog next year as this would be cool. Otherwise a PP2 with Tremac and different hood/facia. Note in the announcement it say only States and Canadian markets. However the Bullitt was sold in Europe so one could hope.
 

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probably a $65k price tag, Ford needs to make an affordable supercar in the corvette category...mid engine v8 monster that rivals the new c8...
No way at 65k. 480 HP and 350 was at 65k Price.
This replaces Bullitt. Will be right above. High 50k
 

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Wonder if the diff, oil and trans coolers will make they way to the FP Catalog
the Diff has been there for years. The A10 already has a cooler doesn't it? The MT82 doesn't have a pump which is my buying the Shelby coolers is a waste of time.

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the Diff has been there for years. The A10 already has a cooler doesn't it? The MT82 doesn't have a pump which is my buying the Shelby coolers is a waste of time.

BigWorm graphics kit in 3.. 2.. 1
And I wonder how much of the improved suspension is actually the Magneride Handling Package in the catalog as well. Overall with some dedication you can build this car from the FP catalog hopefully we will get some discount here. But for sure with A10 and Tremac as well as Handling Package this car will be way more expensive than a Bullitt Probably like +5000$ more expensive.
 

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Notice the lip on the front fender wheel opening.... How to deal with poke without going to GT350 fenders...
 

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But for sure with A10 and Tremac as well as Handling Package this car will be way more expensive than a Bullitt Probably like +5000$ more expensive.
doubt it. Since leather is an option, a 'stripper' Mach1 is probably going to be bang on current PP2 with perhaps 1-2K bump. Appearance package will likely be priced within 150% of as the current California package. Handling package probably a 2.5k option. I expect it'll hit the same 50-54k range as the Bullitt.

And still no PDR... Geez Ford, pick up the phone!

Interesting they'll putting 255/40 tires up front on the 9.5 rims instead of going 275 at all 4 corners.

A small bump in front and rear sways...
 
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Disappointed they still have shitty rear brake calipers.

Love the rematch feature.

Overall I like it. The looks and styling are awesome to me. At that price point you can get a new gt350 from what I've seen on some of the leftover 19 models.
 
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Now it’s up to Ford to price this right and the dealers follow suit.They should target a price range comparable to a Camaro ss 1le (1ss,2ss). If they price this above that, then this car better be putting lap times faster than the Camaro. I m hoping for a 44 grand starting price for the Mach1.
 

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Now it’s up to Ford to price this right and the dealers follow suit.They should target a price range comparable to a Camaro ss 1le (1ss,2ss). If they price this above that, then this car better be putting lap times faster than the Camaro. I m hoping for a 44 grand starting price for the Mach1.
We can only dream of that price point. ss 1le has the same track times as a gt350 so I don't think it will match that. If a person truly liked both cars and lap times were important they would choose the Camaro.
 

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OK, several things are awesome: Tremec ... *boom*, nicely upgraded A10, lots of coolers, handling tweaks all over, Handling Package adds some slick components, neat updates to the M6 that weren't present in the GT350 application - also the mention of "optional leather", sounds like maybe a base model will be available (er, more base-ish vs. the Bullit for example).

I'm ambivalent about: New fascia, I mean, it's fine (the glossy holes are weird ...), I like all of the S550 front end variants. I didn't see any mention that the rear valance is from the GT500 (isn't it?)

Meh list: I'm not a "graphics guy", I'd prefer an options without, prefer 20" wheels, but I guess for performance, 19" are better, but the two biggest omissions:

Brakes. Dudes, they're sitting right there in the parts bin* ... GT350, you're already using the 6-speed.

HP. I can't believe they didn't tweak this just a __little__. I mean, another 20 and the marketing would be fantastic: 500 HP, our most powerful 5.0 ...

This is an interesting quote:

“When you look through the heritage, we thought the automatic worked better with the Mach 1 nomenclature,” said Mustang Chief Engineer Carl Widmann. “This is a global product, so we’ll hit almost 50 countries with this car. From the engine perspective, that was one thing in a Boss world that we’d have wanted in the 525-hp range, which we didn’t go into in the Mach 1. We wanted to use the motor from the Bullitt in an application for the automatic.”

A bit of a hint towards a new Boss, like this car, manual only, 525HP (and then MAYBE it'll get the brake upgrade). Also sounds like a Boss might not be a global product[?]




* To be clear, I think "parts bin" cars are more than fine (especially when the bin is full of some outstanding options...),we get this kind of bang-for-the-buck because shared parts, resources, etc.
 

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I love the front bumper, but damn, 480hp is a little disappointing. I wish they would've hit a nice even 500. Also, the magnum wheels look like shit on the S550...

I'm glad they offer the Tremec and the A10 though.
 

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