2021 Mustang Mach 1 Specs & Details
It’s been highly rumored for sometime now that the Mach 1 will be making a return to the Mustang lineup. With the introduction of the Mustang Mach-E, many enthusiasts will likely be quite happy to see a Mach 1 Mustang variant make a return as well. The last Mustang Mach 1 to hit the streets was the 2004 model year, meaning it’s been over 15 years since a Mach 1 has rolled off Ford’s assembly line. There’s no doubt that we’re quite excited to see what Ford has up their sleeve to make this Mustang variant as special as it’s been in past Mustang generations.
Between the Shelby GT350R and GT500 out of the Ford Performance stable over the past few model years, we are so excited to see what comes from the upcoming Mach 1!
2021 Mustang Mach 1 Spotted In The Wild (1/25/2020)
Thanks to our friends over at Mustang6G, we are able to catch a glimpse of what this 2021 Mach 1 could look like! Well, don’t get confused - this is a prototype vehicle, so we’re not 100% sure of what the final product will look like, but one thing is for sure - it’s going to be a significant step up over a regular GT!
From the front, it doesn’t look like there are many changes. Personally, we think the black areas on the front bumper cover are intended to throw the eye off. Needless to say, between that and the camouflage vinyl Ford puts on these prototype vehicles, it certainly does a good job of throwing off depth perception. That’s what makes these spy shots fun, though!
Perhaps one of the biggest things that jumps out at us is the use of Performance Package - Level 2 wheels. If they’re truly the PP2 wheels, they’re 19” x 10.5” up front and 19” x 11” in the rear. It’s also quite interesting to see what appear to be Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires out in sub-45 degree temperatures! Behind those beautiful Ford OE wheels, you’ll see the red Brembo brakes also used on the Bullitt Mustang for the past two model years.
The rear is likely the most interesting part of these spy photos. That’s because it seemingly has a complete 2020 Shelby GT500 rear. That goes for the spoiler - or “swing” as Ford coins it - the lower valance and exhaust. Don’t get us wrong, it’s an amazing look and we love it! We’re just surprised that Ford is using GT500 parts this soon on a lower trim level for the Mustang. We won’t complain though, because those 5-inch exhaust tips look killer!
Now, we’ll have to assume that this variant of the 2021 Mustang will likely fall in between the GT and GT350 in the lineup, much like the Bullitt is currently. Our curiosity lies on what will be different from a performance standpoint. Will Ford do a similar 480 horsepower setup they did in the Bullitt utilizing the GT350 intake manifold, throttle body and a different calibration? Or could we finally see 500 horsepower out of a standard Mustang GT? Only time will tell! Be sure to turn to Steeda for the latest updates on the 2021 Mustang Mach 1!
Image Credit: Mustang6G | KGP Photography