- ford has announced that the 2021 mustang mach 1's optional handling package will add $3500 to the price of the car.
- it'll also now be available with the 10-speed automatic as well as the standard six-speed manual transmission.
- orders for the mustang mach 1 with the handling package will open in january 2021, with cars slated to arrive in the spring.
the ford mustang mach 1 is back for 2021 with a 480-hp 5.0-liter v-8, and it's the perfect blend of shelby and the steve mcqueen–inspired bullitt. it starts at $52,915—about $5000 more than the bullitt—and if customers want to make it even more like a high-performance shelby, they can get the available handling package, which will cost an additional $3500.
that's when the mach 1 is equipped with the six-speed manual transmission, which has the same white cue-ball shift knob that we loved in our long-term bullitt. ford's also offering the handling pack on cars equipped with the 10-speed automatic transmission, which costs an additional $1595. those gearboxes sync up to a 5.0-liter v-8 that produces 480 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque thanks to the now dead shelby gt350's intake manifold, oil-filter adapter, and engine oil cooler.
the $3500 handling package includes unique dark-painted 19-inch aluminum wheels, sticky michelin pilot sport cup 2 rubber, adjustable top strut mounts, a swing rear spoiler with gurney flap from the gt500, special chassis tuning, and a front splitter. ford claims that the handling package's upgrades give the mach 1 150 percent more downforce than the performance pack level 1 mustang gts.
orders for the 2021 ford mustang mach 1 with the handling package will open in january. it's priced starting at $56,415 with the six-speed manual and $58,010 with the 10-speed automatic. the mach 1 mustangs will arrive in the u.s. in the spring.