When you start talking about performance, there are typically two different thoughts on what the pinnacle example would be — this opportunity brings the best of both worlds to one lucky winner.
Many folks will remember those big-block infused days when torque was massive and cars wore engine sizes like badges of honor. Certain numbers became synonymous with winning and the ways they did so are the stuff of legends. Take for example this 1969 Mustang Mach 1 with that massive 428 Cobra-Jet engine. You want to talk torque? This seven-liter engine may have “only” had 335 horsepower, but ask those Goodyear Polyglas tires what 440 lb-ft of torque feels like.
That’s what made these cars so great on the drag strips across America. With just the push of the tall, skinny pedal, the car’s entire being begins to push you to stratospheric speeds through the seat of your pants. If you’ve never felt this kind of force, it may be hard to imagine how scary, and intoxicating it can become. If you have, then no other explanation is necessary.
Even if you’ve never had the opportunity to experience such exhilaration through acceleration, you still have a chance to jump back in your own time machine, on a daily basis, to see what all the fuss is about. That’s because this particular 1969 Mach 1 is one-half of the fully awesome package deal you could find yourself owning if you hold the winning number when the folks at Dream Giveaways pick it on February 22, 2022.
Along with those lean and mean ponies residing under that shaker-equipped hood, you’ll also receive the rest of this Acapulco Blue monster, which includes, but not limited to: a 4-speed, close ratio manual transmission, black knit high-back bucket seats and interior, a 3.50 Traction-Lok rear differential and all the bits that make any 1969 Mach 1 so cool. Creature comforts such as power steering, power front disc brakes, and an AM radio help keep this car from being totally spartan, but exciting.
Technology has come a long way since the ‘60s, and while drivability and fuel mileage have increased exponentially, horsepower and torque numbers have not dipped to compensate. Instead, today’s drivetrains are highly-tuned machinery, capable of using their “sweet spot” to make the most of both horsepower and torque. Many feel this honing of how to make horsepower is what makes today’s cars superior.
If that’s you, then this 2021 Mustang Mach 1 is designed especially for you! In Mustang’s 50-year celebration of the Mach 1 nameplate, Ford has introduced the highest-performing Mach 1 to date. With 480 horsepower from that 5.0L engine, it’s easy to see that FoMoCo has learned a thing or two about how to make performance. The fact its engineers wrangled 420 lb-ft of torque out of the smaller engine, while improving drivability and fuel mileage just drives that point home.
Building upon that powerhouse, Ford infused lessons learned from the Shelby GT350 and GT500 Mustangs. There is also a slick-shifting Tremec six-speed transmission which with today’s technology, now features rev-matching capabilities. There is also Equipment Group 700A ($1,595 option), as well as the Mach 1 Elite Package, again, another $1,500 option. The Recaro leather-trimmed sport seats are an OEM upgrade with this particular car as well.
Beyond Ford-offered options, this car also features Forgeline wheels wearing Continental ExtremeContact tires, a Starkey Auto Products fog light wire harness, and that oh-so-necessary-on-a Mach-1 Shaker hood scoop, complements of Classic Design Concepts.
Whether you favor the torquey ‘60s or the highly-refined performance of today, this Dream Giveaway prize package has you covered. And, as an added bonus, the folks at Dream Giveaway have set aside $35,000 for taxes! Who could ask for more, right?
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Who wouldn’t love to put both of these awesome Mach 1 Mustangs in their garage? Thanks to Dream Giveaways and its sponsors, you may be able to do just that. Click the link with the Mustang Driver promo code, and you can get 50% more to increase your chances. We wish you all good luck, but we’ll be keeping our tickets close at hand when it comes time to pick the winning number. Hey, we’re human too, ya know!