Almost $9000 cheaper than Ford’s GT350 predecessor, which has now been discontinued, the all-new, power-packed Mustang Mach 1 is now ready to hit dealerships in the first half of 2021.
Now available to order, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 will cost $52,915 including destination when it goes on sale early next year. The reason as to why Ford decided to start taking orders as early as now, whilst disclosing the price, is in celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the day Chuck Yeager first exceeded Mach 1, surpassing the speed of sound. As far as its price is concerned, the car is pegged at about $4,000 more than the Bullitt and about $9,000 less than the soon to be shelved Shelby GT350.
Like the cars it replaces, the Mach 1 will only be available in a limited production run, but Ford has not yet said exactly how many will be built.
Similar to the Bullitt, the Mach 1 delivers 480 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque from a 5.0-liter V-8 engine. It also shares many components with the GT350, including its air intake, Tremec TR-3160 six-speed manual transmission, and auxiliary oil cooler. Buyers also can select a 10-speed automatic, a unique option that is not available on the Shelby or Bullitt.
Furthermore, the Mach 1 features a beefier front splitter that boasts an improvement in downforce. The car also boasts specially tuned MagneRide adaptive shocks, stiffer anti-roll bars and front springs, unique electric power-steering calibration, and the brake booster from the Mustang GT Performance Pack 2. It borrows rear toe links, rear diffuser, and rear-axle cooler from the Shelby GT500.
A worthy successor to the GT350, the new ‘stang, when bought will come equipped with an active-safety suite with forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.