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Mustang Mach 1 To Make Its European Debut At Goodwood

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As Ford Authority exclusively reported one week ago today, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 will be available globally, unlike the Shelby GT350. Today, Ford confirmed that fact, and also announced that the new Mach 1 will make its European public debut at the Goodwood SpeedWeek taking place in West Sussex, U.K., in front of a global virtual audience. The event kicks off today, October 16th, and runs through Sunday, October 18th.

To celebrate the launch of the Mustang Mach 1, Ford has created a world-first interactive experience through which users can create their own short video using an online app. Users can choose the color of their Mach 1 and their preferred camera angles to create a unique, short video that they can share on social media. The app also offers users an augmented reality experience, enabling them to place a digital Mustang Mach 1 in a real-world environment.

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The 2021 Mach 1 Mach 1 features an upgraded 5.0L Coyote V8 that produces 480 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The Mach 1 is also the first production Mustang in Europe available with Tremec’s six-speed manual transmission, featuring rev-matching technology for seamless down-shifts and an upgraded oil-cooler system for high-demand performance driving. Customers can also opt for Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission, featuring an upgraded oil-cooler and recalibrated software.

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A unique suspension setup further enhances road performance and track-readiness. Specially-calibrated MagneRide 2 dampers and bespoke springs, anti-roll bars, and bush specifications deliver improved control and response under high cornering loads. Retuned electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) software enables the Mach 1 to offer the most precise steering of any Mustang in Europe. The result is the fastest production Mustang around a track ever offered to customers in in the region.

In addition to its performance credentials, the Mustang Mach 1 features an exterior design that recalls the iconic Mach 1 Mustangs of the 1960s and 1970s, with bold hood and side stripes, performance-derived body-styling, and unique 19-inch alloy wheels. The limited-edition model is available in a unique set of eight body color, stripe, and contrast-line combinations, echoing the distinctive design of the original car. Each Mustang Mach 1 is individually numbered with a numbered plaque.

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“The original Mach 1 delivered the ultimate in production Mustang performance and proved itself with success in motorsport,” said Matthias Tonn, Mustang Mach 1 chief program engineer for Europe. “The new Mach 1 is the most capable Mustang ever to reach Europe, with track-ready ability and a unique style that is more than worthy of wearing such a legendary badge.”

Pricing has not yet been announced for the Mach 1 in Europe (though perhaps Ford will do so at Goodwood), but the model will start at just under $53k in the U.S.

We’ll have much more on the Mach 1 and Goodwood very soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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