The side sticker read “Mach 1” and the world jumped hooray with joy.
The hottest piece of machinery Mach 1 is back, and we knew, remember the spy shots of Mach 1. The 17-year wait for the sports car is finally over.
The 2021 Mach1 stocks up Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter V8, but we say its recalibrated with extra tuning and GT350 intake manifold. The engine delivers 480 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. It is paired with a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
The engine gets the GT350 oil cooler, which also adds 50% more oil capacity. The manual transmission gets its own oil cooler from the GT350, and the automatic has two. Even the rear differential gets an oil cooler, this one coming from the Shelby GT500.
We’ll skip the exterior looks to keep moving forward. The chassis and aerodynamic of the vehicles have gotten better. The magnetic suspension is standard equipment along with stiffer anti-roll bars and front springs, stiffer rear subframe bushings, Mustang Performance Package 2 brake booster, and a GT500 rear toe-link.
The standard wheels are 19-inch units designed to look like vintage Mach 1 wheels. The Handling package gets a different set that is an inch wider, going from 9.5 inches to 10.5 inches at the front, and from 10 to 11 inches at the rear. The trims are painted with dark grey and satin black strips through the hood and side of the vehicle. They come with red or white reflective accents, or orange on the Appearance Package, which also makes an exclusive dark gray paint available. The inside gets a unique aluminum finish dash, white cueball shifter, and badging.
With no price yet announced, we expect it to be more expensive than the Mustang Bullitt, which is more than $61,000