Ford Brings Back the Mustang Mach 1 for 2021

After a 17-year hiatus, the Ford Mustang Mach 1 fastback coupe is back to make its world premiere. The track-ready 480 horsepower limited-edition Mach 1 will come in either a six-speed manual transmission from Ford Performance or 10-speed automatic transmission.

Sporting a newly designed front end and performance features borrowed from its Mustang brethren including the Bullitt, GT350 and GT500, the “2021 Mustang Mach 1 will be the highest-performing Mustang built on the globally-available Gen 6 platform – with the quickest quarter-mile time and most precise steering to help meet the global demand for a Mustang built for both on-road and on-track capability.”

Mach 1 has always been that bridge between Mustang GT and higher-powered SVT Cobra or Shelby models. With this latest iteration, we strived to develop a track-focused package that both flatters the novice and rewards the expert. – Mike Del Zio, senior vehicle dynamics engineer

The first Mach 1 debuted in the 1969 model year, and other Mach 1 versions appeared in 1971, 1973, and the last update was in 2003. The 2021 Mustang Mach 1 one will have a specially calibrated 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 480 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. Everything has been updated to make this a modern, street-legal racing machine.

The all-new, limited-edition 2021 Mustang Mach 1 will be available at U.S. and Canadian Ford dealerships in the spring of 2021. You can learn more here, and you can keep an eye out for it on the Ford site.

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Judie Lipsett Stanford
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-professed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area — or not.