As we reported earlier this month, the 2021 Mustang Mach 1 will go on sale in Europe, making it a truly global model. However, residents of North America and Europe won’t be the only lucky folks who’re able to purchase the latest version of the Mach 1 Ford Mustang, as the automaker has also announced that it will sell a right-hand-drive version of the car in Australia and New Zealand as well.
There’s just one catch, however – only 700 units will be available Down Under. Regardless, this is big news, as the Mach 1 will become the first-ever factory right-hand-drive Mach 1 produced at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant. The Mach 1 will be offered alongside the Mustang 2.3L High Performance and Mustang GT in 2021, with Australian specification and pricing to be announced closer to launch.
Since its arrival in Australia in 2015, the Ford Mustang has become the best-selling sports car in the country, with 57 consecutive months of market leadership across the combined sports car segments. The Mustang has also enjoyed on-track success including two consecutive Supercars titles and a 2019 Bathurst victory, and has seen a passionate customer base for special edition models, including Mustang Bullitt and the supercharged Mustang R-Spec.
Additionally, Mustang became the choice for Ford Performance global racing programs in 2019, which saw Ford’s pony car spread to NASCAR, GT4, NHRA and, in Australia, the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, where it has won the 2019 and 2020 Manufacturers Titles for Ford.
Two-time Bathurst winner and former Supercars champion, Rick Kelly, who competes in a Ford Performance Kelly Racing Mustang in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, has been named the official ambassador for the 2021 Mustang Mach 1 in Australia.
“It’s a stunning looking vehicle, but above all it really is a Mustang made for enthusiasts – it is all about how it drives around a track, which is why I’m so pleased to be working on this project with Ford,” Kelly said. “Racing a Mustang Supercar around tracks like Mount Panorama, where we’ll be this weekend, has been a highlight of 2020 for me, but Mach 1 is such a unique opportunity for fans and customers, so I am pumped for its arrival here next year.”