- ford officially announced that the mustang mach 1 will make its return for the 2021 model year.
- it'll have a more powerful version of the 5.0-liter v-8 that's found in the 460-hp gt models.
- ford will debut the mach 1 this spring, and pricing is expected to start at around $50,000.
ford took a gamble when it named the brand's first electric crossover the mustang mach-e, but now the legendary mach 1 is returning for the 2021 model year. and don't worry, it's powered by a 5.0-liter v-8.
for the past two years, the special-edition mustang bullitt has bridged the gap between the gt and shelby models, but now that spot will be taken by the mach 1. the mach 1 will be more track-ready compared to the bullitt, though, and in these slightly camouflaged photos, we can see that it'll come equipped with a rear spoiler similar to that on the shelby gt350 and gt500 models. in addition, the mach 1 will have large air intakes on the grille and come equipped with brembo brakes and michelin pilot sport cup 2 tires. but don't the performance pack level 2 mustang gts have some of these upgrades? yes, but the mach 1 will be more powerful.
the mach 1 will be powered by ford's 5.0-liter v-8, which, in the bullitt, makes 480 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque—that's 20 more ponies that the standard gt spins up. so, we expect that the mach 1's 5.0-liter will produce close to 500 horsepower. during car and driver testing, the 2019 mustang bullitt launched to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and raced through the quarter-mile in 12.6 seconds at 115 mph. the bullitt is only offered with a glorious six-speed manual transmission—and we hope that'll be the same with the mach 1.
ford says that the 2021 mustang mach 1 will make its debut sometime this spring. but spring is almost over, so get excited. the 2020 mustang bullitt starts at $48,905, and we expect pricing for the mach 1 to start just under $50,000.