Orders open for Ford Mustang Mach 1 limited edition

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

Keen Mustang buyers can now place an order for the new Ford Mustang Mach 1. It’s more suited to racetracks than the standard model, thanks to a range of performance and chassis upgrades. It costs £55,185 (£11,000 more than a standard car), while choosing the automatic gearbox costs an extra £2,000.

Customers can also choose a Mach 1 Appearance Pack for £1,400, which includes ‘Fighter Jet Gray’ paint, satin black and reflective orange exterior accents, orange brake calipers and orange interior trim, plus 19-inch ‘Y Spoke’ alloy wheels for £900. The grey car in our pictures looks to have both these options ticked.

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’Mach 1’ is an iconic Mustang-related badge, as there have been several high-performance Mustang Mach 1 models throughout the muscle car’s history. The latest will be a limited edition, although a definitive number has yet to be confirmed.

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.

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.

Read about the Ford Mustang Bullitt, or check out the electric Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV.

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