Blue Oval reveals that the release date of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 has been moved to the next spring due to a coronavirus outbreak. This model has been recently fully shown, and we must admit, it looks sportier than the Bullitt version.
However, it shares plenty of elements with the Bullitt model, including Ford’s 5.0-liter V-8 engine that delivers an amazing output of 480 horsepower. We are a little disappointed because Ford didn’t reveal any information about its price, but from some speculations, it could cost $5000 more than the Bullitt model.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Looks More Aggressive Than the Bullitt Version
The performance-oriented model 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is more track-ready than the Bullitt. The car’s front end has been redesigned for better cooling, and Blue Oval added two blank spaces on the grille where you can install spotlights. The body of Mach 1 is stiffer, and thanks to revised bodywork, it offers 22 percent more downforce than the Mustang GT. Moreover, going for the Handling Package, it adds 150 percent more downforce.
Generally, one can easily spot the new model because of its front end design. Unlike the Bullitt version, Mach 1 comes with badging, a better graphics package, and unique 19-inch wheels. On top of that, the Appearance Package is available, and one can change hood stripes in red, white, or orange accent colors. As for the body color options, Mach 1 will be available in Fighter Jet Gray, Iconic Silver, Shadow Black, Oxford White, Velocity Blue, Twister Orange, Race Red, and Grabber Yellow.
Inside the Car
Inside, we don’t expect to see any drastic changes. The new 2021 Ford Mach 1 looks very much the same as the other Mustang models, albeit the upper trim levels. Overall, comfort is great, and the leather seats, featuring an accent stripe that we saw on the original Mach 1. However, the dashboard looks more premium thanks to more aluminum accents and a new splash LCD instrument cluster.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Powertrain Specs
The new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 will share the same engine with Bullitt Edition. Both models use Ford’s 5.0-liter V-8 engine providing 480 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. However, the new Mach 1 also gains several elements from the popular Shelby GT350. Basically, it gets its intake manifold, oil-filter adapter, and engine oil cooler.
Mach 1 will also come standard with a six-speed manual transmission and 10-speed automatic transmission optionally. Mustang Mach 1 ran from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds, and it reaches the quarter-mile in 12.6 sec.
Release Date and Price
The recently revealed Ford Mustang Mach 1 looks more aggressive than any Mustang we saw so far. According to Blue Oval, Mach 1 production is getting closer, and you can literary preordered it right now. From the information that we got, Bullitt/GT350 cross will start at $52,915, will Mach 1 could cost $5000 more.