The High-Performance Ford Mustang Mach 1 Is reviving in 2021
Ford is now reviving the Mach 1 for hardcore enthusiasts, after facing a lot of heat when they first unveiled the Mach EV.
The Mach 1 moniker might be familiar to Ford Mustang fanboys. The Mach 1 debuted as a model year in 1969 and quickly won its spot in the Mustang series, using the GT ‘s suspension with improved strength and dynamism. Since then she has been an absolute favorite. The Mustang’s last Mach 1 variant went on sale in 2004 and was discontinued later. Pony car fans will now cheer as Ford looks forward to reviving the 2021 Mach 1. They shared an official release recently, announcing the same and sharing some pictures of the test mule doing rounds on a racetrack as well.
Previously, Ford received a lot of backlashes after they revealed they were building an electric Vehicle named Mach EV. The Mach name is meant to look like a high-performance coupe and when the fans learned Ford was building an electric vehicle of the same nickname, they got a mixed response. Part of the reason Ford wanted to add justice to the nickname by preparing a ‘True’ Mach 1 Mustang to unleash.
A 5-liter V8 engine tuned for track success is planned to feature the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1. It is expected to belt out about 500 hp based on the GT variant, provided that the usual naturally aspired V8 Mustang makes 460bhp and the 5.2 liter Shelby GT350 has 526bhp. Mach 1 is partially camouflaged in the photos posted by Ford but one can make out some details. The air intakes integrated into the grille took us back to the Mach 1 version in 1969. The quad pipes look bazooka-sized on the test mule, indicating the 2021 Mach 1 means it! The photos of Ford’s teaser also show large Brembo brakes and sticky Michelin Cup 2 tires.
We think both the Mach-e SUV and the Mach 1 Mustang can exist at the same time and it’s great for a company like Ford that readily accepts the fact that the future is electric and is ready to lend a legendary moniker to their first electric SUV. Though mocking the Mustang Mach 1, Ford also indicated that the typical Mustang fan who likes the engine’s roar and needs to hear those pops and crackles coming out of the exhaust do love.
Dave Pericak, Ford Icons director, said in an official statement, “Mach 1 has a special place in Mustang history, and it’s time for this special edition to claim the top spot in our 5.0-liter V8 output lineup and honor our most dedicated Mustang fans who want the next level of power, precision, and collectability. Unlike the original, the all-new Mustang Mach 1 will be true to its roots, offering excellent looks and becoming Mustang’s most trackable 5.0-liter ever.