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BACK FOR MORE The Mach 1 Is Back!

BACK FOR MORE

The Mach 1 Is Back!

It’s been 17 long years since one of the most storied models in the Mustang lineup galloped off dealer lots, but for the 2021 model year the Mach 1 is back! Occupying the space between the Mustang GT and the halo Shelby, this special edition is said to deliver a triumvirate of handling, style, and speed. And, for the first time, it will be available to enthusiasts around the globe.

“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 performance line-up and reward our most hardcore Mustang enthusiasts who demand that next level of power, precision, and collectability,” Dave Pericak, director, Ford Icons, enthused. “Like the original, the all-new Mustang Mach 1 will be true to its heritage, delivering great looks and as the most track-capable 5.0-liter Mustang ever.”

That heritage dates back to 1969 when the Mach 1 debuted. It brought sharper handling and better performance at a more attainable price than the Bosses and Shelbys of that era. 

“Mach 1 has always been that bridge between base Mustangs and the Shelby models,” Ted Ryan, heritage brand manager, Ford Archives, explained. “From a style and handling perspective, the original Mach 1 managed to stand out as unique, even in the Mustang lineup — and as the name implies, it could really move.”

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While Ford is being coy with the full details about the next Mach 1, the company seems confident its design and performance will make a positive mark on this limited edition’s legacy. With Ford promising the pinnacle of naturally-aspirated, 5.0-liter V8 performance from this version, we can’t wait to learn more.

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