First deliveries of the new Ford Mustang Mach1 – the most track-focused Mustang ever offered to customers in Europe – are now underway, Ford today announced. This is the pony car that offers thoroughbred performance on track.
Enhancing the powerful performance of the world’s best-selling sports car with a specially-calibrated 460 PS 5.0-litre V8 engine 1 and unique transmission specifications, Mustang Mach 1 also introduces bespoke aerodynamics and new performance component cooling systems for greater agility and consistent on-track performance.
Mustang Mach 1 delivers 0-100 km/h acceleration in 4.4 seconds and increases downforce by 22 per cent compared with Mustang GT for enhanced cornering capability and high-speed stability. Introducing the iconic Mach 1 moniker to the region for the first time, the limited-edition model also delivers race-derived styling, specification and detailing for performance car fans.
Specially tuned for a “reward-to-rev” character that makes the Mustang driving experience more satisfying than ever, Mustang Mach 1’s all-aluminium Ford V8 engine combines a high-performance Open Air Induction System, intake manifold and 87 mm throttle bodies with low-pressure port fuel injection and high-pressure direct fuel injection for 460 PS power at 7,250 rpm and 529 Nm torque at 4,900 rpm.
Sustained performance driving is supported by an auxiliary engine oil-cooler and a new engine oil filter adaptor to ensure optimum oil flow and consistent performance on track.
Mustang Mach 1 customers have a choice of high-strength, high-precision transmissions designed to comfortably manage high-rpm gear-shifts. Offered for the first time in Europe on a production Mustang, the TREMEC six-speed manual gearbox features a robust twin-disc clutch and short-throw shifter, while aggressive upshifts and downshifts are made smoother, more precise and easier to perform with rev-matching technology and flat shift capability. Also available is Ford’s advanced 10-speed automatic gearbox, featuring an upgraded torque converter and unique calibration.
Both transmissions benefit from a dedicated oil cooler, rear axle cooling system and limited slip differential for consistently optimised transfer of torque to the road. The 10-speed automatic also features a second air-to-oil cooler – increasing cooling capacity by a further 75 per cent.
Aerodynamic enhancements include new two-piece upper as well as lower and side grilles for improved cooling, and a new front splitter, undertray, single-deck rear spoiler and performance rear diffuser for optimised downforce and aero balance. The lengthened undertray also uses dedicated fins to direct cooling air to the brakes, which themselves feature a higher specification brake booster for consistently responsive braking performance. Six-piston BremboTM brake callipers support 100-0 km/h stopping distances of less than 32 metres.
Combining with enhanced aerodynamics to deliver Mustang’s sharpest directional changes and most agile responses in Europe to-date, electric power-assisted steering, electronically-controlled MagneRide® 2 adjustable suspension, and stiffer front springs and anti-roll bars are all uniquely tuned for mustangmach1.
The suspension architecture is configured to mitigate squat, dive and lift under hard acceleration and braking, and includes subframes and toe-link components proven in Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT500 models. Unique five-spoke 19-inch alloy wheels are 0.5 inches wider front and rear, and fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres for outstanding grip on road and track.
Further enhancing the performance driving experience, mustangmach1 continues to deliver Mustang selectable Drive Modes including Sport and Track modes, 3 with Track Apps 3 enabling drivers to deploy accelerometer, acceleration timers and Launch Control 4 features – viewed in the standard 12-inch all-digital instrument cluster.
The newest generation’s styling is strongly influenced by aerodynamic features including the front grilles, front splitter, rear diffuser and rear spoiler in distinctive high- or low-gloss black and Magnetic finishes. Unique 19-inch wheels are finished in moody, low-gloss Dark Tarnish.
Eight bold combinations for body colour and bonnet and side stripes include Fighter Jet Grey with Satin Black/Reflective Orange stripes – which also adds orange brake callipers –and Grabber Yellow with Satin Black/White stripes, while Mach 1 logos appears on the rear deck-lid and on front wings regardless of colour choice. Mustang Mach 1’s bespoke-tuned Active Valve performance Exhaust system features four chromed 4.5-inch tips for an unmistakable look in addition to the unique sound.
Inside, leather sports seats feature Metal Grey stitching and each #mustangmach1 interior includes a dashboard badge with Mach 1 logo and build number. Standard comfort and convenience technologies include heated and cooled front seats, SYNC 3 connectivity, a premium 12-speaker B&O Sound System, and FordPass Connect modem.
|Mustang Mach 1||Tremec 3160 six-speed manual transmission||Ford 10-speed automatic transmission|
|Power||460 PS @ 7,250 rpm|
|Torque||529 Nm @ 4,900 rpm|
|Acceleration 0‑100 km/h (0-62 mph)||4.8 seconds||4.4 seconds|
|Acceleration quarter-mile (400 metres)||13.0 seconds||12.6 seconds|
|Braking 100-0 km/h (62‑0 mph)||31.8 metres||31.9 metres|
|Top speed||267 km/h (166 mph)||249 km/h (155 mph)|