Ford Mustang Mach 1 limited edition coming to the UK
Ford claims 454bhp Mach 1 is the best-handling Mustang ever to reach Europe
- Six-speed manual gearbox
- Fastest production Mustang around a racetrack
- Exclusive suspension tuning
The limited-edition Ford Mustang Mach 1 is coming to the UK, Ford has confirmed. Prices, specifications and production details have yet to be revealed, but we’re told the Mach 1 is the ‘best-handling Mustang ever to reach Europe’. The car is to be shown at Goodwood Speed Week and showcased online.
Under the bonnet is the Mustang’s 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8, tuned to produce 454bhp. The Mach 1 features a six-speed Tremec manual with rev-matching tech and buyers will have the option of Ford’s latest 10-speed automatic, which is also fitted to the Ranger Raptor pickup.
The styling has been tweaked to improve the car’s aerodynamics, with the changes creating a total of 22% more downforce than the standard Mustang GT for improved performance on a racetrack. There’s a model-specific rear spoiler, a longer undertray and a diffuser shared with the Mustang Shelby GT500 that’s sold in North America.
The suspension setup is unique to the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1, and includes specifically tuned MagneRide dampers plus bespoke springs and anti-roll bars. This should bring improved control through fast corners, while a reworked power steering setup promises more precision through the steering wheel.
Mustang Mach 1 customers get a choice of colours and an eye-catching stripe decal on the bonnet, including the interestingly named Fighter Jet Grey and Grabber Yellow. All cars get black grilles and black leather upholstery.
Each car also gets a numbered plaque and model-specific door sills, plus standard equipment like a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12-speaker B&O sound system and Ford’s SYNC 3 system with FordPass Connect.