First deliveries of the new Ford Mustang Mach 1 – the most track-focused Mustang ever offered to customers in Europe – are now underway.
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 460PS power at 7,250 rpm and 529Nm 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.
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.
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, Mustang Mach 1 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.
Performance car fans will be in no doubt that this Mustang means business – even before it hits the race track!!