Ford Brings Back Mustang Mach 1 This Spring, Will be 2021 Model

Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn this spring will reintroduce the Mustang Mach 1, an iconic fastback coupe that debuted during the first golden era of muscle cars in the late-1960s. The new version offers a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine. Overall the Ford Mustang is the world’s best-selling sports car.
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New Mustang Mach 1
Ford Motor Co. will reintroduce the Mustang Mach 1 fastback coupe as a 2021 model. / Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn this spring will reintroduce the Mustang Mach 1, an iconic fastback coupe that debuted during the first golden era of muscle cars in the late-1960s. The new version offers a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine. Overall the Ford Mustang is the world’s best-selling sports car.

The all-new 2021 Mustang Mach 1 is set to return as the most track-ready 5.0-liter. The price is expected to be around $50,000. Features will include a rear spoiler, Brembo brakes, and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

The Mustang Mach 1 debuted for the 1969 model year and offered additional performance and improved dynamics with its GT handling suspension. In the years that followed, Mach 1 saw improved performance versus Mustang GT and was more attainable than Shelby and Boss variants.

“Mach 1 has always been that bridge between base Mustangs and the Shelby models,” says Ted Ryan, heritage brand manager of Ford Archives. “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.”

Two years after its debut, Mach 1 with its competition suspension hit the streets in 1971 longer and larger than the original, with an assortment of powerful engine options. In 1974, Mach 1 again saw major changes, reimagined for the first time as a hatchback. This Mach 1 generation enjoyed a five-year run and beefed up its handling capabilities more with an optional Rallye Suspension Package.

Mach 1 returned for 2003 and 2004 model years, blending modern power with the nostalgia of 1970s-era Mach 1 design elements. Its unique Mach 1 handling suspension with larger Brembo front-disc brakes improved on-road performance, while its matte black spoiler and hood stripe helped the coupe standout.

Ford employs approximately 188,000 people worldwide.

 

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