The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 officially returns today, on the anniversary of Chuck Yeager’s record-setting flight as the first to break the sound barrier (about 767 mph). The Mach 1 won’t go that fast, unless you strap it to a rocket. The order books are open but check the balance in your checkbook because the Mach 1 will cost $52,915 including destination. To put that in perspective, the base EcoBoost model is about $28K, the GT is about $37K and the Bullitt is about $49,000. The Mach 1 arrives at dealerships this spring.
We know most of the rest of the details: its 5.0-liter Coyote V8 will make 480 hp and 420 lb-ft (like the Bullitt), it will get a six-speed manual or ten-speed automatic, it gets a stiffer steering calibration, stiffer antiroll bars and springs, as well as a new tune for the latest version of its adjustable MagneRide suspension. Base Mustang Mach 1s get 9.5-inch wide wheels in front with 10-inch wide wheels in back, both wearing Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.
The 2021 Mustang Mach 1 makes more downforce than the GT with Performance Pack 1, and a ton more when the Handling Pack is added. It also has a longer belly pan that adds to the downforce and increase rear brake cooling.
Check out our launch story for the rest of the details and check out our deep dive on the New Edge Mach 1.
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