Late last year, we reported that the Ford Mustang Bullitt will be going away after the 2020 model year and that its indirect replacement, the Mustang Mach 1 – will arrive for the 2021 model year as a special-edition, throw-back model. And we could have just spied a prototype for that upcoming Mustang Mach 1.
The prototype in question is wearing some camouflage at the front and rear ends. It also seems to be wearing the Dark Highland Green color, a signature of the current Mustang Bullitt. Given the presence of the camouflage, it would appear that the production model will feature unique front and rear fascias.
The design of the front fascia, in particular, seems to be considerably different than what’s available across the current Mustang line. Meanwhile, the bright multi-spoke wheels appear more in line with what we’d see on the Mustang Pony Package. That said, the bright window trim surround matches up exactly to what the current Bullitt offers, as do the bright red brake calipers hiding behind those shiny wheels.
Not much is currently known about the Mustang Mach 1. What we do know is that it will launch for the 2021 model year and that it will have a few performance enhancements over the regular Mustang GT on which it will be based, including more power. The introduction of the Mach 1 for the 2021 model year will mark the first time that the Mach 1 name will have graced a Mustang since 2004.
Another possibility is that the Ford Mustang prototype we’re looking at here is no Mach 1 at all, and that it’s a test bed for another package or model that we have not yet heard of. If that’s the case, we’ll be sure to update you right here, so be sure subscribe to Ford Authority for more Mustang news as well as around-the-clock Ford news coverage.