After 17 years, Ford decided to bring back one of the most iconic versions of the Mustang: The Mach 1, the enigmatic fastback coupe that debuted in the golden age of muscle cars.
The new Mustang Mach 1 emulates the original version by standing out not only for its appearance, but also for its handling and power. On the latter, it should be at the same level as the GT of the Shelby versions, by providing approximately 480 CV.
A LITTLE HISTORY
In the late XNUMXs, Ford decided to launch a version of the Mustang that could stand out for both performance and image, and was also more accessible than the variants. Boss y Shelby.
Under this strategy, in 1969 and during the second facelift of the first generation of the Mustang, the Mach 1 debuted, which in the first instance was differentiated by body style, mainly in terms of aerodynamics.
Many aesthetic elements were inspired by racing, like an air intake in the hood and cable and pin locks right there. Even the take could be changed for a Shaker type filter. Regarding the interior, it was more luxurious than conventional models offered.
Then the Mach 1 was present in the last facelift of the first generation, where it was endowed with greater size and power, a competition suspension and greater engine options.
It returned in 1974, with the arrival of the Mustang II, but the oil crisis reduced costs and therefore did not return to what it was. Its production was discontinued in 1978.
It took a long time for the Mach 1 name to make its way back to dealerships: it happened between 2003 and 2004, as a limited edition that featured distinctive graphics, a sports suspension, oversized Brembo disc brakes, and an aerodynamic kit.