Ford Mustang Mach 1: Here's how much it costs

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 and 1969 Mustang Mach 1

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 and 1969 Mustang Mach 1

Fittingly, Ford opened the order banks for the forthcoming 2021 Mustang Mach 1 today on the 73rd anniversary of U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager becoming the first man to break the sound barrier by flying faster than Mach 1 in the experimental X-1 rocket plane.

"That spirit and determination to keep pushing, never settling and always trying to go further is what the Mach 1 Mustang was all about - and it's fitting that we can bring Australian customers, who've made Mustang part of our motoring landscape, a 2021 Mustang Mach 1 of their very own".

The demise of the Mustang Bullitt was largely expected as the vehicle packs the same 480-horsepower rating of the Mustang Mach 1 being added for 2021, and also costs nearly the same ($48,905 for the 2020 Bullitt versus $52,915 for the 2021 Mach 1).

"Achieving Mach 1 for the first time was a significant human feat", he said.

The Mach 1 features a version of the Bullitt's 480 hp 5.0-liter V8 that's equipped with the intake manifold and higher capacity oil system from the GT350's 5.2-liter V8 and uses the outgoing model's 6-speed manual transmission. At $6,500 over the GT with the six-speed manual or $45,575 per the USA configurator, it's also pretty good value and a whole lot more affordable than the Mach 1.

Let's take a closer look at some of the specifics of the limited edition Mustang Mach 1. For the first time, Ford has outfitted the system with rev-matching and the transmission is paired with the GT350 oil cooler system and Mustang GT's twin-disc clutch and short-throw shifter.

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Visually, the Mach 1 brandishes a series of retro-inspired styling cues including a redesigned front grille with faux lamp elements, a more aggressive lower chin and intake combination with two new side grilles, low-gloss Mustang pony badge, unique darkened body and bonnet decals and more aggressive aero features created to increase downforce. Mach 1 features 22 percent more downforce than a Mustang GT with Performance Pack Level 1 and the downforce improvement jumps to approximately 150 percent with the Handling Package. Other fun toys from Shelby include a six-speed manual transmission, rear axle cooling system, and lower diffuser from the Shelby GT500. After 2020, the GT350 is being replaced by the Mach 1.

Remember, even the Mach 1 didn't disappear forever.

We have more bad news for Mustang fans. Before options, the Mach 1 will start at $52,915, including the $1,195 destination charge.

A new two-piece upper grille, lower grille and valance, and new side grilles, all contribute to Mach 1's signature look and more demanding aero and cooling performance requirements.

Horsepower and torque ratings based on premium fuel per SAE J1349® standard.

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